If the Dems were playing games and lying about the guy and what he said, or stalling votes for no good reason, then I think it's the presidents responsibility to do this so we have people in the spots they need to be, doing their job.
If you simply look at the memo passed around by the Republicans it's easy to see they were preparing to twist his words and clip his quotes to fit their agenda and politicize this appointment.
Full Quote“The decision is not whether or not we will ration care—the decision is whether we will ration with our eyes open.”He was obviously talking in the context of how this is already happening, and not that he wants us to start rationing healthcare."The decision is not whether or not we will ration care -- the decision is whether we will ration with our eyes open. And right now, we are doing it blindly."