June 15 (UPI) — Republicans led by Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene introduced legislation Tuesday to remove Dr. Anthony Fauci as director of the National Institute for Allergy and Infectious Diseases within his handling of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Fire Fauci Act would reduce Fauci’s salary to dollars and need the Senate to confirm someone else to fill his position, Greene, R-Ga., stated at a news conference.
“You see, Dr. Fauci was not elected by the American people. He was not chosen to guide our economy. He was not chosen to rule over parents and their children’s education. But yet Dr. Fauci very much controlled our lives for the past year,” she said.
Other patrons of the bill include Reps. Thomas Massie, R-Ky.; Andy Biggs, R-Ariz.; Mary E. Miller, R-Ill.; Buddy Carter, R-Ga.; Bob Good, R-Va.; Matt Gaetz, R-Fla.; Gregory W. Steube, R-Fla.; and Mo Brooks, R-Ala.
Fauci was appointed as director of the National Institute for Allergy and Infectious Diseases in 1984 and was exploited by President Joe Biden to function as his chief medical adviser amid the pandemic in December.
Greene cited emails Fauci sent at the start of the pandemic in which he didn’t aggressively pursue the concept that the virus originated in a lab in Wuhan, China, also downplayed the effectiveness of masks at preventing the spread of this virus.
Fauci has claimed that he believes the virus emerged naturally and has since altered his position on the effectiveness of masks.
Earlier this month, Greene sent a letter into Biden demanding an investigation into Fauci and”his potential involvement in the cover-up” of the roots of the virus.
Biden past month asked the U.S. intelligence community to”redouble their efforts” to discover the roots of COVID-19 and present a report to him.
Also over the weekend, the G7 known for a second World Health Organization investigation into the roots of COVID-19 after China refused to participate in an initial report.
January 31, 2020
National Institutes of Health official Dr. Anthony Fauci (C) talks about the coronavirus during a press briefing in the White House in Washington, D.C. Health and Human Services Secretary Alexander Azar (L) announced that the United States is declaring the virus a public health emergency and issued a national quarantine order of 14 days for 195 Americans. Photo from Leigh Vogel/UPI | License Photo