September 15, 2020 at 4:34 PM EDT
Caputo apologizes to HHS employees for inflammatory remarks about armed revolt
The U.S. well being division’s high communications official apologized to employees members on Tuesday for incendiary remarks he made earlier this week urging President Trump’s supporters to organize for an armed revolt and accusing authorities scientists of “sedition,” in keeping with two folks conversant in the assembly.
Michael Caputo, assistant secretary for public affairs on the Division of Well being and Human Companies, which is taking part in a lead position within the response to the coronavirus pandemic, promoted these and different conspiracy theories in a Fb Reside occasion he did on Sunday.
At his assembly with employees members Tuesday, Caputo apologized for his remarks and the embarrassment they introduced upon the company, in keeping with the folks, who spoke on the situation of anonymity to debate the proceedings. He additionally indicated his departure could be imminent, saying he was contemplating a medical depart. He added that his household had been receiving threats and that his bodily well being was in query.
By Yasmeen Abutaleb and Josh Dawsey