Dem Sen Demands Caputo Resignation After He Reportedly Accused Scientists Of 'Sedition' - 2020-09-14

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F0.png Dem Sen Demands Caputo Resignation After He Reportedly Accused Scientists Of 'Sedition' September 14, 2020, Summer Concepcion, Talking Points Memo

Senate health committee ranking member Patty Murray (D-WA) on Monday called for Health and Human Services secretary Alex Azar to demand the resignation of Michael Caputo, HHS assistant secretary of public affairs, after he reportedly claimed that a "resistance unit" of "seditious" government scientists at the CDC are working to undermine President Trump.

According to a New York Times report, Caputo claimed during a histrionic Facebook livestream on Sunday that anti-Trump government scientists at the CDC "haven't gotten out of their sweatpants except for meetings at coffee shops" to plot "how they're going to attack Donald Trump."

"There are scientists who work for this government who do not want America to get well, not until after Joe Biden is president," Caputo said, according to the Times, before going on to claim that his own life is at risk.

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