Congressional Republicans are looking to put an end to Dr. Anthony Fauci’s career in government.
Fox News reports that the GOP is getting ready to introduce a bill that would have the effect of removing Fauci from his spot atop the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID).
Although the bill would have the effect of firing Fauci, what it would actually do is impose a 12-year term limit, to be applied retroactively, on directors of the NIAID. So, considering that Fauci has held the job since 1984, he’d be gone.
The bill is being sponsored by Rep. Warren Davidson (R-OH), who put out a statement, saying, “Few people have earned their termination more visibly. His excessively long tenure is emblematic of Eisenhower’s farewell address caution against scientific-technical elite steering the country for their own ends — at odds with truth and the national interest.”
This attempt to rid the government of Fauci comes as Fauci is facing scrutiny for his alleged role in the origination of the coronavirus.
Just recently, Nicholas Wade, the former editor of the science section for the New York Times, published in Medium an article detailing evidence that the coronavirus pandemic did indeed originate in China’s Wuhan Institute of Virology, despite the claims of the World Health Organization (WHO), among others.
It turns out that when the coronavirus pandemic began, last fall, the Wuhan lab had been working on how it would be possible for humans to get infected with the bat virus. This already is a critical piece of information.
But, what has also been revealed is that Fauci’s NIAID actually funded, through EcoHealth Alliance, the research that the Wuhan lab was doing on bat viruses. In other words, it appears that Fauci signed off on taxpayer dollars going to something that eventually led to the current coronavirus pandemic.
The Fox News Channel’s Tucker Carlson, accordingly, has called for Fauci to be criminally investigated.
“In a functional country, there would be a criminal investigation currently underway into Tony Fauci’s role in the COVID pandemic that has killed millions and halted our country and changed it forever,” Carlson said. “So why isn’t there a criminal investigation into Tony Fauci’s role in this pandemic?”
This week, Fauci was forced to respond to these allegations at a Senate hearing. Fauci, for the most part, spent his time denying that any taxpayer funds went to the Wuhan lab for research on bat viruses.
Many Americans likely agree that it is time for Fauci to go. But, with President Joe Biden at the helm, there is little chance of Davidson’s bill succeeding.