Jim Acosta:

"Dr. Redfield has testified on the Hill at least four times over the last three months. We need our doctors focused on the pandemic response," a White House official said, confirming the decision to block the CDC's participation in the hearing.

But a spokesman for the House Education and Labor Committee said the panel had requested testimony from any CDC official, not necessarily Redfield.

This is NOT the behavior of a governmental body that has nothing to hide. The reason they’re blocking the CDC from testifying is painfully obvious. Subpoenas need to be issued. These folks need to tell the truth in front of television cameras so parents can make informed decisions.