October 09, 2020

Senate Dems ask government watchdog to investigate 'political pressure' on FDA, CDC

COVID-19 has taken the lives of more than 212,000 Americans.

Senate Democrats are calling on an internal government watchdog agency to investigate allegations that the White House has sought to undermine coronavirus messaging from government experts that conflicts with President Donald Trump's political priorities.

In their letter, dated Thursday and obtained first by ABC News, Sens. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., Gary Peters, D-Mich., and Patty Murray, D-Wash., slammed the Trump administration for "repeatedly applying political pressure and imposing orders on career scientists that undermine the agencies' credibility and independence."

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Read the full article on ABC News here.


By:  Lucien Bruggeman
Source: ABC News