Georgia Republican Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene reintroduced the Fire Fauci Act on Tuesday that would order an end to Dr. Anthony Fauci’s salary and require the Senate to confirm his replacement.
“The American people have endured terrible things over the past year due to the shutdowns from COVID-19. I’m very proud to sponsor the Fire Fauci Act, and I’m grateful to my colleagues here for co-sponsoring this bill because the American people deserve answers,” Greene said, according to a Post Millennial report.
“The Fire Fauci Act will bring Dr. Fauci’s salary down to zero, and also will require the Senate to confirm someone to fill his position,”she added.
Greene originally introduced the act in April. Since the bill’s introduction, thousands of publicly released emails by Fauci have revealed several concerns regarding his response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Bill co-sponsors include Republican Reps. Thomas Massie of Kentucky; Andy Biggs and Paul Gosar of Arizona; Mary Miller of Illinois; Buddy Carter of Georgia; Bob Good of Virginia; Matt Gaetz and Greg Steube of Florida; and Mo Brooks of Alabama.
A Yahoo News report noted the complications involved in defunding Fauci and ending his position.
“Firing him would be difficult, since Fauci is a senior public servant, not an appointed official. Nor are congressional Democrats, or the president, bound to take personnel advice from the most radical members of the opposition party, some of whom called into question Biden’s legitimate victory in last November’s election.”
Though now an increasingly popular move, the Fire Fauci act will serve as a difficult method to remove the COVID-19 spokesman from office. Regardless of the method, an increasing number of political leaders now agree it’s time for Fauci to go.