The conservative leaders of the Conservative Action Project have issued a “Memo to the Movement” encouraging conservatives to demand the resignation of Dr. Rochelle Walensky,
Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
Instead of standing behind the objective data which shows minimal transfer of COVID19 in schools, Dr. Walensky followed the political agenda of the American Federation of Teachers - a political ally of Joe Biden’s in their quest to get paid for not working. To that end Walensky deferred both science and the welfare of America’s public school children in the pursuit of a Far Left partisan goal.
The text of the letter and list of signers follows:
May 7, 2021 Washington, DC
Conservatives call on Dr. Rochelle Walensky, Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), to resign immediately for allowing special interests to influence the CDC’s guidance with regard to the re-opening of schools.
According to information obtained in a Freedom of Information Act request, the American Federation of Teachers (AFT) actively lobbied the CDC as the agency was shaping their guidance. In what should have been a process exclusively influenced by public health data, the CDC was found to have, in at least two instances, copied verbatim the changes sought by the union.
Under the Biden administration, Americans have been told the CDC is the impartial agency of scientific expertise to whom they should look for guidance. It comes as a nasty shock that the agency appears to have been overtly politicized by special interests. This is particularly egregious considering that the AFT has been outspoken in its unscientific belief that it is too dangerous for teachers to return to the classroom, leaving millions of American children stranded in remote learning environments.
Instead of standing behind the objective data which shows minimal transfer of COVID19 in schools, Dr. Walensky followed a political agenda to assist a political ally, one that deferred both science and the welfare of America’s public school children to the pursuit of an overtly partisan goal.
Our public servants must be held to a standard of impartiality and excellence. This is especially true of our public health officials. Dr. Walensky has failed this test. She must resign, and Congress must investigate.
The Honorable Edwin Meese III
President Ronald Reagan (1985-1988)
Alfred S. Regnery
Chairman, Conservative Action Project
President, Republic Book Publishers
The Honorable David McIntosh
Club for Growth
Chief Executive Officer
Texas Public Policy Foundation
Kelly J. Shackelford, Esq.
Chairman, CNP Action, Inc.
President and CEO, First Liberty Institute
Penny Y. Nance
President & CEO
Concerned Women for America
President, American Constitutional Rights Union (ACRU)
William L. Walton
Council for National Policy
The Honorable Jim DeMint
Chairman, Conservative Partnership Institute
Member, US Senate (SC 2005-2013)
The Honorable Tony Perkins
Family Research Council
Jenny Beth Martin
Tea Party Patriots Citizen Fund
The Honorable J. Kenneth Blackwell
Constitutional Congress, Inc.
Lt. Gen. William G. Boykin (Ret.)
Executive Vice President
Family Research Council
The Honorable Donald Paul Hodel
U.S. Secretary of Energy (1982-1985)
U.S. Secretary of Interior (1985-1989)
National Right to Work Committee
The Honorable Ken Cuccinelli II
Former Assistant Deputy Secretary, DHS
Former Virginia Attorney General
Vote America First
Tea Party Nation
Co-Founder and Chief Strategist
Tea Party Express
Willes K. Lee
President, National Federation of Republican Assemblies
The Honorable George K. Rasley Jr.
Dr. Rick Scarborough
Recover America Now
Women for America First
American Policy Center
Eagle Forum of Ohio
Western Caucus Foundation
Ralph A. Rebandt, II
Candidate for Michigan Governor 2022
Ralph Rebandt for Governor Committee
Legal Immigrants for America
The Honorable Terrence Scanlon
Retired Chairman '85-89 and Commissioner '83-89, U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission