Trump, Azar attack ousted vaccine doctor testifying in Congress as "disgruntled employee" - 2020-05-14

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F0.png Trump, Azar attack ousted vaccine doctor testifying in Congress as "disgruntled employee" May 14, 2020, Marisa Fernandez, Axios

President Trump and Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar lashed out at ousted health official Rick Bright as he testified before Congress Thursday, dismissing his allegations about the administration ignoring his warnings about the pandemic as those of a "disgruntled employee."

Why it matters: Bright, who led the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority until April, testified to a House panel that he was cut out of meetings by HHS leadership and was told his repeated warnings in January and February were "causing a commotion."

Email chains show Bright raised concerns about how the government's stockpile lacked critical supples like personal protective equipment as early as late January, before shortages on medical supplies became a huge problem in the U.S., according to a whistleblower complaint he filed.

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{{cite news | first = Marisa | last = Fernandez | title = Trump, Azar attack ousted vaccine doctor testifying in Congress as "disgruntled employee" | url = https://www.axios.com/trump-azar-rick-bright-testimony-603ec8db-e57d-41c8-b84c-9f9813b30619.html | work = Axios | date = May 14, 2020 | accessdate = May 15, 2020 }}