(CNN)House Democrats are calling for the Health and Human Services Inspector General to investigate the ousting of Dr. Rick Bright, the Trump administration official who until this week oversaw development and purchasing of vaccines and medicines to combat coronavirus.In his letter, the chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, Rep. Frank Pallone of New Jersey, asked the inspector general to “investigate the circumstances surrounding Dr. Bright’s reassignment” and to examine “who made the decision to reassign Dr. Bright and when the decision was made.””I have been particularly concerned by the Trump Administration’s politicization of public health agencies,” Pallone wrote in the letter. “This most recent action, if true, further raises serious questions about the commitment of President Trump and his Administration to science and the public good as the government and the nation work to combat an unprecedented global health pandemic.”The letter comes as there are mounting questions about the circumstances surrounding Bright’s reassignment, which according to a spokesperson from Health and Human Services will be to lead a public-private partnership on vaccine development. As the head of the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority, Bright had been helping lead the response to the coronavirus pandemic. As a part

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