Dr. Anthony Fauci’s time misleading the American public may finally be up, as a trio of Republican senators looks to make him pay for his “outright lies” about COVID.
Sens. Marsha Blackburn, Marco Rubio, and Tom Cotton are all calling for Fauci to step down from his role as the top health official in the Biden administration – or be terminated.
The three senators all delivered separate statements to Fox News, stating that Fauci’s resignation is needed to restore the trust of the American people in the federal government’s health guidance.
“Fauci needs to step down,” Blackburn said. “And the Biden Administration should ask him to step away from his post.”
Rubio said, “For 16 months we have seen Dr. Fauci withhold information, dismiss plausible explanations of COVID’s origin, and outright lie to Congress.”
“He is supposed to be a fact-based public health official, not a pundit distorting the truth to conform with his personal judgment,” he added. “If President Biden is committed to science and finding the truth about COVID, he needs to fire Fauci.”
Cotton said in his statement, “Dr. Fauci has lost the confidence of the American people with his repeated evasions, misdirection, and politicized statements. If he won’t resign, Joe Biden should fire him.”
Calls for Fauci’s resignation as the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) have been pouring in since thousands of his emails were released at the beginning of the month.
The disgraced doctor, however, has grown increasingly defensive against his critics over the issue as he likely senses the end is near.
In a Wednesday interview on MSNBC, Fauci claimed his critics were attacking “science and the truth.” He also argued that all his public statements given surrounding COVID-19 have been “consistently” based on science.
Host Chuck Todd keyed up Fauci asking the doctor for “his level of concern” that constant criticism of him would destroy the public’s trust in health officials.
“It’s very dangerous, Chuck, because a lot of what you’re seeing as attacks on me, quite frankly, are attacks on science,” Fauci responded. “Because all of the things that I have spoken about consistently from the very beginning have been fundamentally based on science. Sometimes those things were inconvenient truths for people, and there was pushback against me.”
“So if you are trying to get at me as a public health official and scientist, you’re really attacking not only Dr. Anthony Fauci, you are attacking science. And anybody that looks at what is going on clearly sees that. You have to be asleep not to see that,” he desperately continued. “That is what’s going on. Science and the truth are being attacked.”
On June 1, BuzzFeed and The Washington Post both published batches of Fauci’s emails from early in the COVID-19 pandemic, sparking several revelations about the doctor.
In one instance, Fauci was found to have received and ignored an email from Erik Nilsen, who has a PhD in applied physics, showing evidence that China was lying about their COVID infections and deaths.
Author: Tray Baker