To: The United States Congress
Investigate the Trump Administration's Coronavirus Corruption and Mismanagement
Congress must step in and investigate how Donald Trump’s loyalty to corporate CEOs over working families is putting lives at risk during the coronavirus outbreak.
Why is this important?
... As holder of the highest office in the land, Donald Trump should be doing whatever he can to ensure public health. But he's done just the opposite: Instead of looking out for our safety, Trump has consistently prioritized protecting corporate profits over fighting the outbreak.
The number of missteps and the level of corruption in the administration's coronavirus response are staggering. From hiring a drug company executive and medicine price gouger as Secretary of Health and Human Services, to resisting making treatments affordable, Trump is looking out for the bottom line of corporations, not public health.
Enough is enough. Congress must step in and investigate how Donald Trump’s loyalty to corporate CEOs over working families is putting lives at risk.
Here's just some of what we've learned over the past couple of weeks:
First, The Washington Post reported that Trump's main concern has been the falling stock market. He's even urged his aides not to make any comments that might negatively impact stocks--potentially causing top officials to withhold critical information from the public.
Then, Trump's appointed secretary of health and human services, Alex Azar—a former pharma executive—refused to commit to compelling pharmaceutical companies to ensure that any future vaccine would be affordable. Azar has a history of price gouging: While he was president of Eli Lily, the cost of the company's life saving insulin drug tripled.
Now, reports show that the coronavirus funding package was actually a giant giveaway to drug companies, which failed to guarantee fair pricing for new treatments.
Just as he’s done time and time again, Trump is showing whose side he’s really on—that of corporations and the wealthy—and once again, it’s having a potentially devastating impact on people and families across the country.
And what we know publicly so far could just be the tip of the iceberg. Given Trump's record, it's likely that there's even more corruption and mismanagement waiting to be uncovered.
Congress has the opportunity to publicly expose all of this, but it may not happen if we don’t urge them to take action. Sign the petition and demand that Congress investigate Trump’s botched coronavirus response.