Yes. but it's one reference that has literally no relevance to any other part. Every other thing mentioned has to do with medicine, and then one random point relating to agricultural science? It's like they threw in a bit relating to his views on the Keystone XL pipeline, why would you bring that up? It certainly has no bearing on his appointment, and it makes them look as though they have an another unspoken agenda.
If it wasn't important to their argument, it shouldn't have been brought up.