Republican Sens. Marsha Blackburn, Marco Rubio and Tom Cotton have challenged Dr. Anthony Fauci to resign following recent information regarding his work revealed in thousands of publicly released emails.
“For 16 months we have seen Dr. Fauci withhold information, dismiss plausible explanations of COVID’s origin, and outright lie to Congress,” Rubio told Fox News on Thursday.
“He is supposed to be a fact-based public health official, not a pundit distorting the truth to conform with his personal judgment.”
Rubio added, “If President Biden is committed to science and finding the truth about COVID, he needs to fire Fauci.”
Blackburn added on Twitter Thursday, “Americans deserve answers on COVID’s origins. They’re not going to get it from China and the W.H.O. – but there’s intel we have now that Americans need to see.”
Americans deserve answers on COVID’s origins. They’re not going to get it from China and the W.H.O. – but there’s intel we have now that Americans need to see.
— Senator Mike Braun (@SenatorBraun) June 10, 2021
The GOP Senators are following public pressure against Fauci to answer for his changing views regarding the coronavirus. He has also been involved in research in Wuhan prior to the pandemic, leaving much room for questions concerning potential connections.
Fauci may not take their advice, but he may not have a choice for long. Many legislators are calling for his job or answers from him, likely leading to a future hearing involving the COVID-19 spokesman.