Sen. Lee Raises Concern Regarding Pfizer’s Practices

February 13, 2023


WASHINGTON – Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) led a letter addressed to the Secretary of Health and Human Services, Xavier Becerra, Commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration, Robert Califf, and the Acting Director of the National Institutes of Health, Dr. Lawrence Tabak, expressing grave concerns regarding a recent video in which Pfizer employee Dr. Jordon Triston Walker made alarming claims about the company's research practices and interactions with the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).


The letter calls attention to claims Dr. Walker made suggesting Pfizer is considering conducting "directed evolution" research to improve its COVID-19 vaccine in addition to his troublesome depiction of the relationship between major pharmaceutical companies and the FDA.

Sen. Lee was joined by the following Members:


Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX)

Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI)

Rep. Chip Roy (R-TX 21st District)

Rep. Andy Biggs (R-AZ 5th District)

Rep. W. Greg Steube (R-FL 17th District)

Rep Eric Burlison (R-MO 7th District)

Rep Bill Posey (R-FL 8th District)

Rep. Carol Miller (R-WV 1st District)

Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-CO 3rd District)

For full text of the letter, click HERE.