Sen. Ted Cruz does not agree with Ron Klain’s appointment as the Obama administration’s Ebola czar.

"Mr. Klain is not a doctor, he's not a health care professional, he doesn't have background in these issues," the Texas Republican said on CNN's "State of the Union" Sunday.

“We don't need a White House political operative, which is what Mr. Klain has been. What we need is presidential leadership. The person who needs to be on top of this is the president of the United States," Cruz lamented.

Klain, who is now in charge of coordinating and leading the federal government’s efforts to protect the U.S. from Ebola, was a former chief of staff to Vice President Joe Biden. He also served in the same position to former Vice President Al Gore.

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