Schumer renews name for Fauci to testify on coronavirus outbreak

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Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y. mentioned in an interview Monday that there’s a likelihood the nation’s prime illness physician, Anthony Fauci, will testify within the Senate subsequent week regardless of the White Home’s choice final week to stop the coronavirus taskforce member from testifying earlier than a Home subcommittee.

Schumer, the Senate minority chief, tweeted that the “Senate wants to listen to from Dr. Fauci, Dr. Brix, Sec. Mnuchin. We have to know why so many small companies have had hassle getting loans. We have to know why unemployment insurance coverage checks are failing to get to employees. We have to know we nonetheless don’t have sufficient exams!”

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Schumer appeared on “The Rachel Maddow Present” on Monday and mentioned Fauci’s testimony is much from a positive factor, the Hill reported.

“By not telling the reality, by not listening to the reality, by not listening to the scientists, they’re prolonging this disaster, they’re prolonging how dangerous the financial system will probably be,” Schumer mentioned. “Does it shock me? No. Does it upset me? Lots.”

Final week, the White Home prevented Fauci from testifying and known as such a sworn statement “counterproductive” with the coronavirus outbreak not below management.

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“Whereas the Trump Administration continues its whole-of-government response to COVID-19, together with safely opening up America once more and expediting vaccine growth, it’s counter-productive to have the very people concerned in these efforts showing at Congressional hearings,” White Home spokesperson Judd Deere mentioned in a press release.  “We’re dedicated to working with Congress to supply testimony on the applicable time.”

Fox Information’ Morgan Phillips contributed to this report

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