McConnell backs surgeon general nominee.

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) has endorsed President Bush’s surgeon general nominee James Holsinger, who has repeatedly espoused medically-inaccurate homophobic positions. McConnell says in a statement:

Dr. Holsinger is a proven leader who has dedicated his career to improving health education and services in Kentucky and across the nation. He is an excellent choice for Surgeon General and I look forward to his quick confirmation.

Asked today about Holsinger’s changes of being confirmed in the Senate, McConnell replied, “I think it’s pretty early in the process, so it’s very difficult to know where it stands.”