Sen. Marcia Blackburn roasted Dr. Anthony Fauci in a recent interview, stating that he’s been in his current position as the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases for “much too long” and then said he needs to “just retire” to Florida, which currently has the lowest coronavirus case and death numbers in the entire country.
“He knows the agency he has led has invested U.S. taxpayer money into gain of function research, and now he doesn’t want people to be aware of that,” the Tennessee Republican went on to say during an interview on Newsmax’s “Wake Up America,” while going on to accuse the doctor of covering up for himself and then taking an opportunity to shred the politically charged statements Fauci made in during a Sunday interview.
“It is time for him to leave his job,” she said. “It is time for him to move on. What we need to do is get to the bottom of how this started. What are the origins of this particular strain of coronavirus? This is … something that we’re going to have to handle, learn how to manage, and unfortunately, live with like we do the common flu.”
During an interview with CBS News Sunday, Fauci said that “anybody who spins lies and threatens and all that theater that goes on with some of the investigations and the congressional committees and the Rand Pauls and all that other nonsense, that’s noise.”
And when he was asked about Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, and his call for an investigation, Fauci said that he would “have to laugh at that. I should be prosecuted? What happened on Jan. 6, Senator?”
Blackburn said that Fauci has been slamming anyone who questions his judgment for months and that he has accused her and others of “criticizing science” when they criticize him.
“Well, newsflash to Dr. Anthony Fauci; he is not science. What he has done over the course of the pandemic is to turn himself into a politician and a pundit thinking he can belittle people,” said the senator. “The American people have looked at him. They watched him and they formed an opinion of him. They found him to be untruthful. And they don’t consider his advice to be something that they should be following because he’s been all over this.”
Blackburn then scorched President Joe Biden’s call for vaccine mandates, stating that he wants folks to be fired from their jobs while simultaneously allowing illegal immigrants to flood across the southern border without being tested for COVID-19.
“They are put on planes. They are flown around the country, and when you’re coming out of McAllen, Texas, you may have been out working with the Border Patrol at night and then the next morning, there are people on your flight out of McAllen that you saw the Border Patrol apprehended,” she remarked.
“This is how quickly they are processing people and moving them around the country. It is what every state’s a border state, every town is a border town, and it’s also when you continue to see the spread of COVID-19,” she concluded.