The White House declined to discuss newly revealed emails from Dr. Anthony Fauci on Thursday, defending the public health official who President Joe Biden elevated to a prominent position.
“The president and the administration feel that Dr. Fauci has played an incredible role in getting the pandemic under control, being a voice to the public throughout the course of the pandemic,” White House press secretary Jen Psaki said during the daily press briefing.
She declined to speak about some of the more controversial emails, arguing they were from the previous administration.
“It’s obviously not advantageous for me to re-litigate the substance of emails from 17 months ago,” Psaki said.
Fauci faces a number of questions about his early understanding on the effectiveness of masks, the origin and character of the coronavirus, and his guidelines for closing churches that have spread rapidly on social media.
Psaki signaled support for