In a live video posted on Facebook on Sunday, Caputo claimed that the CDC has turned into a “resistance unit” against the US President Donald Trump, accusing the center's scientists of sedition.
“There are scientists who work for this government who do not want America to get well, not until after Joe Biden is president,” he said, adding that the career scientists "haven’t gotten out of their sweatpants except for meetings at coffee shops” to plot “how they’re going to attack Donald Trump.”
Caputo also suggested that supporters of the US president should "buy ammunition" ahead of the 2020 election.
"When Donald Trump refuses to stand down at the inauguration, the shooting will begin,” he stressed. “If you carry guns, buy ammunition, ladies and gentlemen, because it’s going to be hard to get.”
The video came a day after a Politico report revealed that Caputo and his top aids had tried to change the CDC's weekly reports about the coronavirus pandemic to be more compatible with Trump's views.