Chaired the Oversight Committee hearing. Expressed overall concern, and asked important questions.
This guy behaved like a real jerk (13 min rant)! He criticized Crosse's GAO findings and basically said she was not credible to criticize. He talked mostly as an attorney not as an intelligent person! He clearly thinks any criticism of autism research will stop all research, what an idiot! He suggested that the GAO was insidious, and said he was bothered by the GAO report and claims it is politically tone deaf.
He expressed gratitude to Crosse and the work of the GAO. He also disagrees with Connolly, stating that the GAO report places more focus on autism, not less as Connolly charged. Also commented on how Insel's self promotion of the IACC would be grandstanding but it is criticisms from outside agencies that have credibility when looking at actions of government committees. Called the GAO report, a standard process without any suspect of insidiousness.
Posey gave a heart felt speech... Asked specifically to Insel what exactly IACC is doing for the families with autism ~ Insel did not answer the question... Insel instead gave a speech on genomics. Requested all of the public documents regarding who makes the decisions of funding/research, their bios, CV, and financial discloser forms.