On July 29, Congressman Bill Posey, a Republican representing Florida’s eighth district, took to the U.S. House floor to discuss possible changes in how the medical community views vaccines. According to documents cited in Posey’s testimony, Dr. William Thompson, a vaccine safety researcher for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), revealed to Posey that he attended a meeting in which he was directed to destroy data in the CDC’s research that demonstrated a clear link between the measles, mumps and rubella vaccine and autism.
Understanding the gravity of this directive, Thompson reported that he had retained copies of the documents, which he gave to Posey, along with other records that demonstrate fraud within the CDC’s vaccine safety research.
Posey pleaded on the House floor, “Mr. Speaker, I believe it’s our duty to ensure that the documents Dr. Thompson provided are not ignored. Therefore, I will provide them to members of Congress and the House committees upon request. Considering the nature of the whistleblower’s documents, as well as the involvement of the CDC, a hearing and a thorough investigation is warranted.”
As of press time, Congress had taken no action to address Posey’s testimony.
To demand hearings, contact the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman, Representative Jason Chaffetz, at 202-225-7751 or OpenCongress.org/people/show/412270; or the Homeland Security and Government Operations Committee Chairman, Senator Ron Johnson, at 202- 224-5323 or Open Congress.org/people/show/412496_Ron_Johnson. Find local representatives at OpenCongress.org/people.