They say Green’s background and outspokenness is seen as a threat to the governor and some of his Cabinet. Some suggest that politics is a factor, too, as Green is already running to replace the term-limited Ige in 2022. And he’s likely going to be running against Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell, an Ige ally.
Updated: After recently naming him as the state's liaison, Gov. David Ige has now essentially fired Green, a medical doctor, from participating in the coronavirus effort.