GOP senator criticizes ‘least trusted bureaucrat’ after Fauci is caught hot microphone and calls him an ‘idiot’

GOP senator criticizes ‘least trusted bureaucrat’ after Fauci is caught hot microphone and calls him an ‘idiot’

Republican Senator Roger Marshall responded to Dr. Anthony Fauci after the Biden administration’s infectious disease expert was caught on a hot microphone calling him an “idiot.”

Fauci called Marshall (R-KS) “an idiot” during his testimony before the Senate Health Committee regarding the omicron variant of the coronavirus.

Marshall urged him on personal financial disclosures to Congress after reports that Fauci is the highest paid federal employee.

A Forbes report indicated that Fauci made $434,312 in 2020 and received “a large pay raise for his biodefense research activities … to prevent future pandemics.”

Fauci insisted that his financial disclosures are public information, but Marshall suggested, with no evidence, that “Big Tech” made it difficult to access.

“You just have to ask for it. You’re so misinformed, it’s extraordinary,” Fauci spat before the microphone caught him muttering, “What an idiot” and “Jesus Christ.”

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Senator Marshall Fires Back After Fauci’s Hot Mic Comments

Senator Marshall fired back in a tweet featuring a clip of Fauci’s hot microphone commentary.

“By branding me an idiot in a Senate hearing may have eased the stress of the least trusted bureaucrat in America, but it doesn’t take away from the facts,” he tweeted.

“We need the truth, Dr. Fauci!”

In an earlier statement, Marshall criticized Fauci for allegedly using taxpayers’ money to fund research into job gains in Wuhan.

“I understand Anthony Fauci had a very frustrating day,” he said.

“Having a bombshell report shows that he has indeed awarded US tax dollars for gain-of-function research at the Wuhan Institute of Virology and that it is very frustrating to be called out that his personal financial disclosure during the COVID- pandemic is NOT publicly available.”

Earlier in the day, House Oversight Committee Republicans released emails allegedly showing Fauci downplayed the lab leak theory and was hiding information about COVID from a lab in Wuhan.

“I wouldn’t do anything about this right now,” he said in an email to then-director of the National Institutes of Health, Dr. Francis Collins, who called the lab leak theory a conspiracy.

“It’s a shiny object that will disappear over time” [sic]’ replied Fauci.

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Rand Paul Hammers Fauci

In another testimony, Fauci went on the offensive against Senator Rand Paul, accusing constant criticism of his work of personal attacks and death threats.

That’s right. Fauci whined to Paul (R-KY), a critic, but also a man who survived a 2017 assassination attempt on a softball field and was attacked by a deranged neighbor, about threats he receives.

“Saying I’m responsible for death threats against him would be like saying me or Steve Scalise that the Bernie Sanders supporter who shot us was Bernie Sanders’ responsibility,” Paul said in an interview later that day.

He accused Fauci of “trying to distract” by changing the subject.

Paul said in an interview with Newsmax that Fauci simply doesn’t want to answer questions about his salary.

The Republican senator accused him of “using government resources to center and destroy the reputation of other scientists who disagree with him.”

Paul told Newsmax that he believes Fauci “should be in jail” and if the Republicans take over the Senate they will “submit all his data.”

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