The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Director Rochelle Walensky, who is set to step down from her position, will testify before the House Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Pandemic next month after concerning revelations were made by a Dem union boss.
The hearing will focus on the influence of nongovernmental groups, particularly teachers unions, on public health mandates during the COVID-19 outbreak.
“We are looking forward to Director Walensky’s testimony before the Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Pandemic and are pleased that the Biden Administration has allowed her voluntary appearance,” a spokesperson for the select subcommittee told The Post.
“There are many questions that the Director is uniquely qualified to answer and it is important for the American public to hear directly from her.”
Walensky’s testimony was requested after she ignored records requests pertaining to the agency’s communications on school reopening for months. She will appear before the subcommittee on June 13, and the Biden administration has granted her voluntary appearance, allowing the American public to hear directly from her.
The subcommittee’s invitation to Walensky came after testimony from Randi Weingarten, President of the American Federation of Teachers (AFT), who revealed that she had direct communication with the CDC director regarding the agency’s school reopening guidelines.
This disclosure raised questions about potential political interference in CDC policies and decisions during the pandemic.
WATCH: Maskless lockdown-obsessed Kathy Hochul CAUGHT laughing while cringe dancing around masked school children during trip to Puerto Rico with Teachers’ Union head Randi Weingarten the DAY after elections
Is she looking for new schools to lock down?!pic.twitter.com/cvO2QWdHcd
— Benny Johnson (@bennyjohnson) November 11, 2022
“AFT President Randi Weingarten’s testimony before the Select Subcommittee in April revealed, for the first time, that Ms. Weingarten had a direct telephone line to Director Walensky,” the committee said in a statement. “This previously unknown information raises further questions about potential political interference in CDC policies and decisions during the COVID-19 pandemic.”
Randi Weingarten has a meltdown outside the US Supreme Court. pic.twitter.com/I2HzHLip7w
— NautPoso 🇮🇪☘️ (@NautPoso) March 4, 2023
The CDC’s “Operational Strategy for K-12 Schools through Phased Prevention” in February 2021 advised keeping classrooms closed based on transmission rates, despite former CDC Director Robert Redfield stating in July 2020 that children had a low risk of transmitting the virus in school.
Parent SMOKES School Board boss Randi Weingarten to her FACE LIVE on CNN for closing schools:
"I hear no remorse whatsoever about the generational damage that's been done."🔥
— Benny Johnson (@bennyjohnson) April 28, 2023
Emails from the AFT revealed their involvement in influencing the CDC’s guidance, as well as communications between Walensky and Weingarten leading up to the release of the guidelines.