Watchdog group files complaint over Scott Lloyd’s congressional testimony.

By: Dan Diamond, Politico Pulse Newsletter, March 21, 2019

Campaign for Accountability is asking the House Judiciary Committee to pursue an investigation over whether Lloyd, the former head of HHS’ refugee office, lied to Congress last month.

Lloyd testified that he didn’t track the menstrual cycles of pregnant teens in HHS custody or make personal visits to discourage them from having abortions. However, Lloyd said in a separate deposition that he received a spreadsheet that included menstrual cycle information about the women. HHS emails also show that Lloyd personally visited at least one pregnant teen in custody.

“Americans have the right to expect high-ranking government officials to testify truthfully and accurately under oath when Congress exercises its oversight jurisdiction,” Campaign for Accountability wrote. Read the complaint

… HHS disputed the characterization of Lloyd’s remarks. “We have reviewed the matter and have concluded that Mr. Lloyd’s testimony was accurate,” a spokesperson told PULSE. “Any statements to the contrary are incorrect.”

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