House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) called on Dr. Anthony Fauci to resign from his position as director of the U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases during an interview on Saturday, saying that the American people have lost trust in Fauci and that this was not about politics.
McCarthy made his remarks in the wake of Fauci becoming mired in political controversy over emails from him that were released this last week. The emails have raised questions about his handling of the pandemic and what type of research U.S. taxpayer dollars funded. Fauci has responded by going on partisan left-wing television shows to attack his critics as being “anti-science.”
“Does Fauci need to go?” Breitbart News host Matt Boyle asked McCarthy during a radio interview on Saturday. “Does President Biden need to fire him? Does he need to resign?”
“Well, the number one thing, it has to be for the American public,” McCarthy responded. “Does the American public trust Dr.