On Thursday testifying before the House Committee on Energy and Commerce’s health subcommittee is Dr. Rick Bright who on May 5th, filed a whistleblower compliant alleging that his early warnings about PPE shortages regarding the coronavirus U.S. outbreak were ignored and that his caution against using Hydroxychloroquine, led to his removal as the director of the office involved with developing a vaccine for the coronavirus.
According to CNN, who was provided Bright’s prepared remarks, Bright, now a senior adviser at the National Institutes of Health, is expected to urge the Trump administration to increase the production of essential equipment, establish both a national test strategy, as well as a national standard for procuring supplies. Bright also calls on top officials to lead by example by wearing face coverings and to practice social distancing.
President Impeached via Twitter said that he didn’t know Bright, had “never heard of him,” but to him Bright is just a “disgruntled employee,” who was “not liked or respect.” He added that this person he doesn’t know or ever heard of “should no long be working for our government.”
I don’t know the so-called Whistleblower Rick Bright, never met him or even heard of him, but to me he is a disgruntled employee, not liked or respected by people I spoke to and who, with his attitude, should no longer be working for our government!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 14, 2020
Courthouse News Brandi Buchman will be live-tweeting testimony that starts around 10 a.m. D.C. time.
Today Dr. Rick Bright, chief vaccine expert for the Health & Human Services Dept. is prepared to tell Congress his advocacy of science and safety not only went ignored by the Trump admin but prompted retaliation with dangerous consequences.— Brandi Buchman (@BBuchman_CNS) May 14, 2020
Live-tweet starts @ 10AM ET.
CBS News offered a preview of Bright’s interview with CBS News reporter Norah O’Donnell, airing May 17th.
60 MINUTES: Dr. Rick Bright, ousted as head of BARDA, says he was removed from his job for putting “science over politics.”— CBS Evening News (@CBSEveningNews) May 8, 2020
He tells @NorahODonnell that he believes he was retaliated against for raising concerns about hydroxychloroquine.
Watch on May 17 https://t.co/PtTwS3iHOu pic.twitter.com/46BTKyVAag