Sen. Marco Rubio concerned over President Obama’s choice for Ebola czar

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U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio expressed concerns over President Barack Obama’s choice of Ron Klain as the country’s Ebola czar, in charge of America’s preparation efforts.

In a statement released Friday, Rubio also repeated his call for a visa ban on countries affected by the deadly disease.

“It’s important that the U.S. have someone officially in charge of coordinating the federal government’s response to the Ebola outbreak, both overseas and here at home,” the Florida Senator said. It is a “complex challenge” that must be addressed by a “wide range” of government agencies.

“We need someone to make sure all the different pieces are working in concert to protect Americans and stop this outbreak,” he added.

Rubio reiterated concerns raised about Obama’s choice.

“I hope Mr. Klain will come forward quickly with a set of concrete actions to reassure Americans that this administration is taking this situation seriously,” he said

Rubio also called for “common sense travel restrictions” on individuals from affected countries in West Africa

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