Gloves Are Off: GOP Plan To Go After Dr. Fauci After Midterms
So Dr. Anthony Fauci thinks he can dodge consequences by stepping down before Republicans get the opportunity to get back into power? That's not the word on the streets in Washington D.C. GOP lawmakers have vowed to take Fauci to task as soon as they regain the majority.
Of course, we can't discuss lawmakers with a bone to pick with Fauci without bringing Sen Ran Paul onto center stage. In his usual fashion, Paul let his intentions be known in a very public way:
“Fauci’s resignation will not prevent a full-throated investigation into the origins of the pandemic. He will be asked to testify under oath regarding any discussions he participated in concerning the lab leak,” Paul wrote on a Twitter post.
Fauci’s resignation will not prevent a full-throated investigation into the origins of the pandemic. He will be asked to testify under oath regarding any discussions he participated in concerning the lab leak.
— Rand Paul (@RandPaul) August 22, 2022
Former Congressman Mick Mulvaney wrote about Fauci's sudden retirement saying, "I see Tony Fauci is retiring. Hard for me to see him in the fawning light the media does, ever since he told me to go on TV at the onset of COViD and tell people not to wear masks. " Adding, "I hope [Rand Paul] gets a chance to dig deeper."
To which Paul simply replied, "Don't worry, I will."
Paul then went on to demand that the NIH hold Fauci's records in anticipation of the upcoming hearings.
"I formally request you ensure the preservation of all documents and communications within Dr. Fauci's possession related to his tenure at the National Institutes of Health (NIH). This information is critical to ensure that Congress has access to information necessary to conduct proper oversight," Paul wrote in a letter to Lawrence Tabak, acting director of the NIH.
As I said, Paul isn't the only GOP member out for Fauci blood but the man has earned his time after being the one lone voice early on calling for justice. I fully expect to see him leading the charge very soon.