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Health Sec. Xavier Becerra facing harsh criticism over his handling of COVID-19 pandemic

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WASHINGTON — Grumbling from high-ranking Biden administration officials and a harsh watchdog report released late last week are the latest set of challenges for Secretary of Health and Human Services Xavier Becerra, who has struggled to find his role in the administration.

The Cabinet department he leads, the Department of Health and Human Services, has remained on the sidelines of the Biden administration’s pandemic response, leading to questions — increasingly aired in public — about whether Becerra was the right pick for the job.

Last Thursday’s report, from the Government Accountability Office (GAO), was followed on Monday by a withering Washington Post account that has top officials in the administration blaming

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