Rick Bright testimony: Live updates
Representative Michael Burgess, the leading Republican member of the House health subcommittee, noted that the whistleblower, Dr. Rick Bright, had “raised serious allegations” in his complaint.
“All whistleblowers deserve to be heard. Dr. Bright has raised serious allegations, and they deserve an investigation. Whistleblowers must protect their rights and deserve to have their allegations investigated with policies and procedures that have long been established and maintained as independent and fair, “said Burgess.
Burgess, however, described Bright’s hearing as “premature” and said that it “did no good” to the investigation of Bright’s complaint.
Burgess also criticized fellow Democrats for what he allegedly delayed participation in the debate on the coronavirus pandemic.
“We should hold a hearing on the real-time implementation of the pandemic preparedness law. And we should have done it in February. Said Burgess.
About the complaint: Bright, who was previously the director of a key federal office responsible for developing medical countermeasures, said he had filed a complaint last week alleging his retirement from office in retaliation for opposing the wide use of a drug frequently presented by President Trump as a treatment for coronaviruses.