Dr. Scott Gottlieb is a quintessential example of the power of the pharmaceutical industry. He is a member of Pfizer's board who has served as FDA commissioner, written a book on the pandemic, and is now a paid CNBC contributor.
He told 'Squawk Box' on Tuesday that he disagrees with Texas Gov. Greg Abbott's Covid-19 vaccine mandate ban because it could "divide us politically and culturally."
"I'm concerned about the political implications of vaccines and vaccination being another thing that divides us," he said.