White House Reportedly Blocking Dr. Fauci from Testifying Before House Committee


The House Appropriations Committee wants to hear from Dr. Anthony Fauci but he has reportedly been blocked from testifying by the White House.

Per the Washington Post, one Appropriations subcommittee is holding a hearing next week and they have requested Fauci’s testimony. But now:

Evan Hollander, spokesman for the House Appropriations Committee, said the panel had sought Fauci’s testimony for a hearing next week but that Trump administration officials denied the request. The committee was told by an administration official that the denial came from the White House…

A White House spokesman had no immediate response when asked about the committee appearance next week. A spokeswoman for Fauci did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

The subcommittee is expected to hear from former CDC chief Tom Frieden.

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