WH Bars Entire Task Force From Testifying To Congress

Real Clear Politics reports:

The White House last week blocked Dr. Anthony Fauci from testifying in the House this Wednesday. And now, according to an internal document obtained by RealClearPolitics and three senior administration officials, the administration will bar the coronavirus task force, which includes Fauci, from testifying in Congress for the next month.

“For the month of May, no task force members, or key deputies of task force members, may accept hearing invitations,” reads a White House memo outlining the updated guidance. Exceptions are in order, but only at “the express approval of the chief of staff.”

“They’ve been working non-stop since the beginning, and the workload has not diminished,” an official said, adding that they would rather have the task force members manning their stations than preparing for congressional cross-examination.