The following is an excerpt from Just The News.
Wisconsin Republican Sen. Ron Johnson is investigating the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for tracking millions of Americans during the Covid-19 pandemic.
The CDC paid one company $420,000 to access location data for at least 20 million cell phones a day, a Vice Motherboard investigation revealed last week.
While the CDC claimed it needed access to the data to fight Covid, documents show the data was used "to support non-Covid-19 programmatic areas and public health priorities."
"Just because data exists, doesn't mean that the government should be using it to track Americans, I would think that that really raises some very serious constitutional issues," Johnson noted.
In a letter to CDC Director Rochelle Walensky on Thursday, Johnson wrote, "It remains unclear why the CDC tracked millions of Americans during the pandemic and whether it continues to do so. In response to Covid-19, the CDC should have been prioritizing the development of treatments, effective testing, and vaccine safety rather than tracking Americans’ daily lives."
Watch video of Senator Johnson's interview here on "Just the News – Not Noise" with John Solomon.