White House Blocks Fauci's Testimony before a Congressional Committee

  • The White House has said that Anthony Fauci (a leading member of Trump Administration's White House Coronavirus Task Force and Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases - NIAID) will not testify to a US congressional committee, which will examine the Trump administration’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. They reasoned that Anthony Fauci’s testimony will be “counterproductive”. The emailed statement of the White House comes after a spokesperson of the House of Representatives committee holding the hearing said that the panel has been informed about the blocking of Fauci’s testimony. However, White House spokesperson Judd Deere said in a statement that they are “committed to working with Congress to offer testimony at the appropriate time”.