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4/23/2020, 10:49 PM (Source: TeleTrader)
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House Dems call for Dr Bright dismissal probe

Democrats from the United States House of Representatives asked the Health and Human Services Inspector General to investigate the dismissal of the Trump administration official Dr. Rick Bright, who until this week was in charge of overseeing the development and the procurement of vaccines and drugs for fighting COVID-19.

"I have been particularly concerned by the Trump Administration’s politicization of public health agencies," Energy and Commerce Chairman Frank Pallone, Jr. said in a letter to the inspector general. Pallone noted that removing Dr. Rick Bright from his role amid the pandemic would raise concerns under any circumstances, stressing that his allegations on political motives behind the dismissal increase these concerns and demand full accountability.

Dr. Bright alleged in a statement he was reassigned because he refused to "use taxpayer resources to fund the use of unproven and potentially dangerous drugs, including chloroquine and hydroxychloroquine."

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