(TheLibertyRevolution.com)- Last week, Republicans on the House Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Crisis called Dr. Anthony Fauci, CDC Director Rochelle Walensky, and US Surgeon General Dr. Vivek Murthy to testify. But Tony Fauci didn’t appear.
During the hearing, Louisiana Republican Steve Scalise noted that Fauci had been invited to the hearing as well, but said he received a letter from Fauci saying he wasn’t attending because he would only attend if he received an invitation from the Chairman of the committee, Democrat Congressman James Clyburn. Fauci also wrote that he had to get permission from the White House before testifying.
Scalise then suggested that Chairman Clyburn invite the diva doctor, adding that it had been over three hundred days since Fauci deigned to appear before any committee in the House.
Republican members of the committee released a report last Wednesday revealing a CDC official’s testimony claiming that the agency coordinated with teachers’ unions at an extraordinary level to craft its school reopening guidelines, despite the CDC’s claims that such coordination was routine and non-political.
In the report, Republicans noted that emails between the American Federation of Teachers (AFT), the White House, and the CDC revealed the AFT’s “cozy relationship” with the Biden administration’s political leadership within the CDC. This relationship positioned the AFT to “impose line-by-line edits” to the CDC’s school reopening guidance, despite the CDC’s previous practice to keep draft guidelines confidential.
In a joint statement from Scalise and Republican committee member James Comer, the lawmakers accused President Biden of rewarding one of his largest political donors while millions of school children were suffering.
Scalise and Comer accused the CDC of overriding routine practice to permit the major Democrat Party donor to “bypass scientific norms and rewrite official agency guidance.”
They also accused the Biden administration of rewarding one of its largest donors by abandoning medical science and replacing it with political science. By doing so, they write, the CDC bypassed science “to put union bosses ahead of children.”
On Friday, Scalise appeared on the Laura Ingraham Show to discuss the Republicans’ report:
Let's be clear about what happened:
CDC let a teachers union edit official guidance to keep schools shut down.
Then claimed it was routine when they got called out.
Then we learned that was a lie.
This always happens.
Dems say it.
Media runs with it.
Turns out to be wrong. pic.twitter.com/KNFXBdMfzA
— Steve Scalise (@SteveScalise) April 2, 2022