After ranting about armed uprising, top Health Dept. spokesperson takes leave

A man in a suit walks through an out-of-focus office building.

Enlarge / Former Trump
campaign official Michael Caputo arrives at the Hart Senate Office
building to be interviewed by Senate Intelligence Committee
staffers, on May 1, 2018, in Washington, DC. (credit:
GettyMark Wilson
)

Michael Caputo—the controversial spokesperson for the US
Department of Health and Human Services, most recently known for

watering down federal reports on COVID-19
,
railing against social distancing measures
, and warning of
left-wing “hit-squads” planning a post-election
insurrection—has taken a 60-day leave of absence from the
department.

Caputo “decided to take a leave of absence to focus on his
health and the well-being of his family,” the HHS said Wednesday
in a statement sent to Ars.

The statement also noted that Caputo’s scientific advisor,
Paul Alexander—known recently for
trying to muzzle top infectious disease expert Anthony
Fauci
—is also on his way out.

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After ranting about armed uprising, top Health Dept.
spokesperson takes leave