In a departure from the GOP’s largely critical rhetoric about Dr. Anthony Fauci, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) defended the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, hailing him a “reliable witness.”
Speaking with reporters on Monday, the Senator was asked if he still had “confidence in” Fauci’s abilities as head of the COVID-19 effort.
“Do you still have confidence in Dr. Fauci as you said several months ago?” the reporter asked.
“I think he’s the principal person we’ve relied on for the last couple of years. That’s become somewhat controversial, I gather, but we have to take advice from somebody, and for myself, looking at his history and background, he’s the most reliable witness I’ve seen,” McConnell responded.
Minority Leader McConnell expresses confidence in Dr. Fauci: “I think he’s the principal person we’ve relied on the last couple of years, that’s become somewhat controversial, I gather. But, we have to take advice from somebody and…he’s the most reliable