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Foxx Blasts CDC for COVID-19 Hypocrisies

Today, Republican Leader of the Education and Labor Committee Rep. Virginia Foxx (R-NC) sent a letter to Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra expressing concern about management problems and political interference at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) as well as recent changes to mask guidance issued by the agency. The letter also requests answers to 25 specific questions relating to these issues.

In the letter, Foxx writes: “President Biden’s CDC Director, Rochelle Walensky, is failing to manage the CDC in a responsible, professional, and non-partisan manner… I am also concerned that Director Walensky is causing a brain drain at the highest levels of the CDC in her efforts to push politically motivated guidance.” Foxx continues: “At the Education and Labor Committee hearing in which you testified on June 16, 2021, you amplified my concerns by claiming you were unaware of conflicts between Director Walensky and career scientists. This was either a purposeful misrepresentation of the problem’s severity or an apparent lack of understanding of what is happening within your agency.”

Read the full letter to Director Walensky here.


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