Earlier today US health official Dr. Rick Bright told reporters he was ousted because he insisted on limiting the use of a drug President Donald Trump has pushed as a Covid-19 treatment despite little clinical evidence it works.
Rick Bright was abruptly pushed out of his position as the director of the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority on Tuesday and given a smaller role at the National Institutes of Health.
Bright told reporters when leaving the drugs Trump has touted, hydroxychloroquine and chloroquine, “clearly lack scientific merit”
Dr. Bright was very upset about the use of hydroxychloroquine to treat coronavirus despite its record of success.
Here is Dr. Rick Bright's full statement, just emailed out by the law firm Katz, Marshall & Banks which will be representing him as he files a whistleblower complaint.
(First reported by @maggieNYT) pic.twitter.com/oQ3j9Z17SK
— Jeremy Diamond (@JDiamond1) April 22, 2020
And now, just hours later, Dr. Bright has hired two far left hack attorneys Debra Katz and Lisa Banks to represent him.
Dr. Bright is ready to file a whistleblower complaint.
The government is littered with these bitter anti-Trump hacks.
It appears Dr. Rick Bright is preparing for a good old Washington media fight. Has hired attorneys Debra Katz & Lisa Banks, last seen representing Christine Blasey Ford in Brett Kavanaugh confirmation battle. https://t.co/TSp8FeLtAd pic.twitter.com/AcQcsO8G62
— Byron York (@ByronYork) April 22, 2020
Debra Katz represented Christine Blasey Ford during her 36-year-old attacks on Justice Bret Kavanaugh.