Congressman asks HHS whistleblower how he’s too sick to work but can testify in Congress

Congressman asks HHS whistleblower how he’s too sick to work but can testify in Congress
Dr. Rick Bright, formerly director of BARDA, gives a speech at the National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine in 2018. NASEM Health and Medicine video, YouTube

[Ed. – Fair question.]

Dr. Rick Bright, who filed a whistleblower complaint after his firing from the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority, testified before the Subcommittee on Health for the House Committee on Energy on Thursday. Bright has been highly critical of the federal government’s response to the coronavirus. …

When Oklahoma congressman Markwayne Mullin got the mic, he turned the hearing into a discussion about Bright’s paycheck. Dr. Bright, who recently got a job at the National Institutes of Health, is currently on sick leave for hypertension. …

Yet, as Rep. Mullin pointed out, Bright is still getting paid by the NIH. Rep. Mulllin wondered why he was here testifying before Congress if he was dealing with the ailment?

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