Washington lawmakers are calling for Dr. Anthony Fauci’s resignation following changes in guidance COVID-19.
The revised guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have allegedly harmed the credibility of the organization and its leadership. Fauci, the top spokesperson for the nation’s COVID-19 response, has become the top target for removal.
“The agency [CDC] has lost all credibility,” Dr. Marty Makary, Fox News medical contributor and professor of health policy and management at Johns Hopkins University School of Public Health, said in a Fox News report.
“They have been consistently delinquent, misrepresenting COVID risk levels. The public sees through the CDC’s flawed guidance on schools, travel and summer camps that use the guise of science. That’s why 52% of Americans no longer trust the CDC,” Makary added.
Ohio Republican Congressman Warren Davidson has proposed the “FIRED” Act (Fauci Incompetence Requires Early Dismissal) to remove Fauci from leadership over his evolving views.
“Dr. Fauci represents everything that President Eisenhower warned us about in his farewell address: the scientific-technical elite steering the country toward their own ends,” Davidson said.
“Americans have had decades of Dr. Fauci’s leadership, and he publicly failed to respond appropriately to the COVID-19 pandemic. It is time for him to step aside so that new leadership can ‘follow the science’ and start reopening America,” he added.
Fauci may be a medical professional, but many American leaders are looking for a second opinion. If lawmakers get their wish, we’ll soon have a new leader representing the nation in response to COVID-19.