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After more than 3,000 emails from White House chief medical adviser Dr. Anthony Fauci’s inbox were published online, several Republican lawmakers are questioning Dr. Anthony Fauci’s role in investigating the origins of COVID-19.
GOP lawmakers lashed out at Fauci Wednesday after a portion of his emails from the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic were released in response to a public records request by BuzzFeed.
Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky), who has clashed with Fauci on a number of pandemic-related topics, tweeted “Told you” with the hashtag “firefauci” early Wednesday morning.
Rep. John Rose (R-TN) tweeted that he, House Republican Whip Steve Scalise (R-LA) and Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) — along with 209 of their GOP colleagues — are urging Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi to launch an investigation into the origin of COVID-19 and the role of the Chinese Communist Party.
Scalise tweeted that as Big Tech censored posts about the lab leak theory, and individuals who talked about the Wuhan lab leak theory were called conspiracy theorists by members of the media, “Fauci himself was emailing about COVID-19 possibly leaking from the Wuhan lab. Let that sink in.”
Rep. Lisa McClain (R-MI) tweeted that instead of holding the CCP accountable for the global pandemic, Fauci told them we will “get through this together.”
“This is disgraceful,” McClain tweeted, and included an article summarizing an email that Fauci sent to a Chinese health official. In it, Fauci said the US and other countries had made a “big mistake” by not encouraging people to wear masks from the start of the pandemic.
Rep. Warren Davidson (R-OH) tweeted that it was “time for Americans to hear from other voices. Dr. Fauci has lost credibility.” Davidson recently introduced a bill called the Fauci Incompetence Requires Early Dismissal (FIRED) Act.
Former White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows claimed to Fox News Wednesday that Fauci did not relay any of the correspondence about the lab leak theory to the Trump administration’s coronavirus task force in early 2020, the New York Post reports.
“Part of the troubling thing that we’re seeing with these emails that are coming out is, not only do they seem to correspond with what President Trump said and what [then-] Secretary [of State Mike] Pompeo said in terms of the origins of the virus,” Meadows said on Hannity, “but it indicates that Dr. Fauci had knowledge, or at least a suspicion, of things not happening in an evolutionary manner very early on, and he didn’t share that … That’s very troubling and something that we do need to get to the bottom of.”
Rep. Dan Crenshaw (R-TX) tweeted that Fauci lost his trust long before the emails were made public, but said “the emails show it was worse than we thought.”
Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) tweeted a photo of herself wearing a black mask with the words “Fire Fauci” written on the front.
“Throwback … should have Fired Fauci long ago,” she tweeted Wednesday evening.
OutKick’s Clay Travis tweeted that it’s past time for Fauci to be gone and that he should be investigated.
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