Biden White House fires Dr. Oz from President’s Council on Sports, Fitness & Nutrition

President Joe Biden’s administration sent an ultimatum Wednesday to Dr. Mehmet Oz, a member of the President’s Council on Sports, Fitness & Nutrition: Resign of your own accord, or be involuntarily terminated.

Oz, a former daytime TV show host, was appointed to the council in 2018 by then-President Donald Trump. These days, Oz is running as a Republican to represent Pennsylvania in the U.S. Senate.

President Trump appointed me to two terms on the President’s Council on Sports, Fitness & Nutrition. The White House just emailed me demanding my resignation by the end of the day,” Oz tweeted Wednesday.

“Clearly, Joe Biden can’t be around anyone who doesn’t completely fall in line with his fear-mongering authoritarian one-size-fits-all COVID handling. I am proud of my service and will not resign.”

The letter, which says it was written Wednesday on Biden’s behalf, demanded Oz step down by the end of the day.

“On behalf of President Biden, I am writing to request your resignation as a Member of the President’s Council on Sports, Fitness & Nutrition,” it said.

“Please submit your resignation to me by the close of business today. Should we not receive your resignation, your position with the Council will be terminated effective 6:00 pm tonight. Thank you.”

According to the Department of Health and Human Services, the council’s mission is to increase sports participation among young people and to promote healthy lifestyles for Americans of all ages.

Other members of the council include MLB Hall of Fame relief pitcher Mariano Rivera, UFC fighter Colby Covington, and Super Bowl-winning New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick.

Oz was not the only member of the council to effectively be fired by the Biden administration on Wednesday.

The administration also demanded that former football star Herschel Walker, who is running for Senate as a Republican in Georgia, resign by Wednesday evening, according to CNN.

“It’s against the Biden administration’s policy for federal candidates to serve on presidential boards, according to a White House official,” the outlet reported.

The outlet added that “Members of the President’s Council on Sports, Fitness, & Nutrition are considered special government employees, who, per the Hatch Act, ‘may not be candidates in partisan elections’ while conducting official government business.”

Oz, meanwhile, said he would not step down willingly.

“I’ve got no intention, my friends, of resigning. None,” he said in a video posted to social media.

“If President Biden wants to politicize health, he will have to fire me.”