FDA Chief Scott Gottlieb Resigns

A successor has yet to be named.

Scott Gottlieb
Scott Gottlieb

After weeks of speculation, FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb has resigned from his position.

Gottlieb has been credited with leading the FDA charge against underage vaping and was vocal about keeping the agency open during the government shutdown earlier this year to help keep Americans safe.

In a letter, which the FDA staff posted to Twitter, said that he was resigning to focus on his family.

Gottlieb intends to stay with the agency for another month, however, a successor has yet to be named.

Trump also took to twitter to praise Gottlieb, saying that he did an "absolutely terrific job as Commissioner of the FDA." The President appointed Gottlieb as commissioner when he first took office in 2017.