Tennessee Republican Sen. Marsha Blackburn joined the growing chorus of Capitol Hill lawmakers last week demanding National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) Director Anthony Fauci be fired.
— Sen. Marsha Blackburn (@MarshaBlackburn) June 6, 2021
The call came on the heels of more than 3,200 pages of emails made public by a BuzzFeed Freedom of Information Act request, which exposed “America’s Doctor” as a political animal who spent 18 months rising to fame as the nation’s preeminent voice on coronavirus to cover his own plausible role in the viral outbreak.
Emails show Fauci dismissed early evidence that COVID-19 came from a Wuhan lab with taxpayer funding sponsored by his own NIAID, disregarded early indications that the virus was beyond containment, and contradicted his explanation for discouraging masks early on as merely concerned about their supply for health care workers. In the pandemic’s first days, Fauci, according to the emails, was the original anti-masker.