Dr. Anthony Fauci lashed out Wednesday at critics who have called for his firing — saying the salvos launched at him are “attacks on science.”
“It’s very dangerous,” Fauci told MSNBC. “A lot of what you’re seeing as attacks on me quite frankly are attacks on science, because all of the things that I have spoken about consistently from the very beginning, have been fundamentally based on science.”
He added, “People want to fire me or put me in jail for what I’ve done — namely, follow the science.”
The White House chief medical adviser has come under fire in recent days after the release of emails from early in the coronavirus pandemic. Critics have lambasted him for everything from changing his stance on masks to dismissing the possibility that the virus was leaked from a lab in China.
But Fauci defended himself in the interview with Chuck Todd by slamming his detractors’ criticism as “preposterous,” and calling their