A top figure with the Department of Health and Human Services went haywire on Facebook live Sunday.
From The New York Times:
Michael Caputo, 58, assistant secretary of public affairs accused career government scientists on Sunday of “sedition” in their handling of the pandemic and warned that left-wing hit squads were preparing for armed insurrection after the election.
And he warned the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention was harboring a “resistance unit” determined to undermine President Donald Trump.
Later he said, “Since joining the administration my family and I have been continually threatened” and harassed by people who have later been prosecuted. “This weighs heavily on us, and we deeply appreciate the friendship and support of President Trump as we address these matters and keep our children safe.”
In addition, “I don’t like being alone in Washington,” Caputo revealed that “shadows on the ceiling in my apartment, there alone, shadows are so long.”
The New York Times told:
Mr. Caputo delivered his diatribe against scientists, the media and Democrats after a spate of news reports over the weekend that detailed his team’s systematic interference in the C.D.C.’s official reports on the pandemic and other disease outbreaks. Former and current C.D.C. officials described to Politico, The New York Times and other outlets how Mr. Caputo and a top aide routinely demanded the agency revise, delay and even scuttle the C.D.C.’s core public health updates.
Plus he predicted that Trump will win re-election but Democratic opponent, Joseph R. Biden Jr., will refuse to concede. “And when Donald Trump refuses to stand down at the inauguration, the shooting will begin. The drills that you’ve seen are nothing. If you carry guns, buy ammunition, ladies and gentlemen, because it’s going to be hard to get.”
He said scientists “deep in the bowels of the C.D.C. have given up science and become political animals.” They “haven’t gotten out of their sweatpants except for meetings at coffee shops” to plot “how they’re going to attack Donald Trump next.” Caputo also argued, “There are scientists who work for this government who do not want America to get well, not until after Joe Biden is president.”
Beyond that, “Remember the Trump supporter who was shot and killed? That was a drill.” Caputo then spoke of “hit squads being trained all over this country.”
Yet during the course of that broadcast, Caputo confessed his “mental health has definitely failed.” As he announced, “You understand that they’re going to have to kill me, and unfortunately, I think that’s where this is going,” He certainly has given people reason to be concerned.