GOP lawmaker: Obama needs Ebola 'czar'

President Obama should appoint a "czar" to help combat Ebola, according to Rep. Jack Kingston (R-Ga.).


Kingston told the Washington Examiner that while he hatesĀ "to invoke the term "czar,'" President Obama should add one.

"One of the big backdrops of this is a national defense issue of germ pandemic and drone warfare," he said, calling for a "George Mitchell type character" to lead "one central office that's a clearinghouse" to unify the disparate government agencies focused on tackling the problem.

"Individually they're doing a good job, but they're in their own silo," Kingston said.

The congressman is retiring at the end of the year after losing a GOP Senate primary.