Trump appointee to take leave after rant likening CDC scientists to ‘resistance’

HHS spokesman Michael Caputo previously accused Democrats of not wanting a Covid vaccine to punish Trump

A Trump health appointee is taking a leave of absence after allegations of political interference in the federal coronavirus response, followed by a personal video that warned of election violence and all but equated science with resistance.

Michael Caputo has decided to take 60 days “to focus on his health and the well-being of his family”, the Department of Health and Human Services said in a statement.

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