Massie Seeking Information On Potential COVID Booster Approval Interference

The House of Representatives wants answers from the Biden administration over the promotion of COVID-19 boosters. Rep. Thomas Massie (R-KY) is seeking information regarding whether or not the White House improperly pressured the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

Massie said the House Judiciary Committee will investigate the role the Biden White House used to promote the use of coronavirus vaccine boosters.

According to Massie, Biden’s 2021 announcement supporting the booster and the resignation of two prominent researchers “put undue pressure on FDA health officials to quickly authorize the vaccinations.”

Massie is requesting records related to the approval of the COVID vaccines, as well as the resignation of Dr. Marion Gruber and Dr. Philip Krause from the Office of Vaccines Research and Review.

According to Massie, the two doctors “reportedly felt that the White House was getting ahead of the FDA on booster shots and disagreed with the Centers for Disease Control” regarding “involvement in FDA decisions.”

Both doctors resigned after Biden’s statement.

The member of Congress added that Congress must “examine these facts to understand the sufficiency of existing federal statutes and assess the Executive Branch’s execution of these statutes.”

This is not the first time that the Kentucky Republican has sought more information about the use of the COVID vaccine. Massie has been an outspoken opponent of vaccine mandates and what he described as government overreach.

Massie opposed a Kentucky program he called a “snitch hotline” during the pandemic. This hotline was intended for members of the public to inform the state of potential violations of COVID restrictions.

Massie also cited a 2020 case in which churchgoers challenged the COVID restrictions of Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear (D).

In this case, three Kentucky residents alleged that their right to worship was restricted by Beshear’s mandates. The worshippers’ claims were later affirmed by the Sixth Circuit court in May 2020. This week, the same court upheld a district court ruling, which awarded the three residents more than $270,000 in attorneys’ fees.