Kentucky Rep. Thomas Massie will co-sponsor a bill that would cut Dr. Anthony Fauci’s pay to zero until he is replaced as the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases.
“The fact that Fauci was ever paid with tax-payer money is an embarrassment to the United States of America,” the Kentucky Republican tweeted in response to Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, the sponsor of the bill.
Fauci’s 2019 salary of $417,608 made him the highest-paid employee in the federal government. The base salary of the president of the United States is $400,000 — however, additional nontaxable compensation accounts for expenses, entertainment, and travel are provided by Congress.
Massie has been a frequent critic of the policies implemented during the COVID-19 pandemic and accused the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention of “ lying about the efficacy