Rep. Tom Emmer: You Can’t Weaponize The CDC Like The Democrats Have

FILE – In this Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2013, file photo, a sign marks the entrance to the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta. (Photo: David Goldman/AP)

Aug 13, 2021
XTRA 106.3FM via FOX NEWS RADIO – On Fox Across America with Jimmy Failla, National Republican Congressional Committee Chairman Rep. Tom Emmer (R-MN) explained why using the CDC as a political weapon like the Democrats have make people trust their advice less when it comes to public health.

“They have destroyed the credibility of our public health organizations. The CDC, for instance, you can’t suddenly weaponize the CDC to start issuing political statements about the eviction moratoriums and expect people to sit back and go I trust these people because they’re not a Democrat, they’re not a Republican, they’re just an American looking out for other Americans’ health and wellness. No, they’re not. They’re carrying somebody’s agenda, and it’s very clear that they’re carrying a political agenda when they get involved with things like eviction moratoriums, it takes away from their public health mission. And then when you have these mouthpieces like Mr. Fauci, who’s on both sides of every issue it seems like every other day, of course, you’re going to have people out there questioning what they’re advising. And by the way, they’re going to start to distrust these organizations and they’re going to ignore them. And that’s what they’re doing.”