Republicans promise that Dr. Fauci will be investigated if they win back Congress

Dr. Anthony Fauci appears to be trying to make a quiet exit from the government position that he has held for decades. But, Republicans aren’t going to let that happen.

Congressional Republicans are making it clear that they will indeed investigate Fauci if they manage to retake Congress in the midterm elections. 

It’s going to happen

Among those congressional Republicans who are promising an investigation of Fauci are Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) and Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY). Paul, in particular, has been Fauci’s chief congressional critic throughout the COVID pandemic.

Paul, in a recent interview, stated, “If Republicans win, I will be a chairman of a committee. I will use the subpoena power and I will get all of [Fauci’s] records, and I will force this issue until we find out the truth.”

A similar promise has been made by House Republicans, including Jordan.

When asked, during a Fox News Channel interview, whether House Republicans plan to investigate Fauci, Jordan replied, “Yes. Yes, we definitely are.”

Background

Congressional Republicans, here, are looking to get to the bottom of several coronavirus-related issues that have, thus far, with the Democrats in control, been swept under the rug.

These issues include such things as the origins of and Fauci’s role in the COVID pandemic.

Republicans believe that the likelihood is that the COVID pandemic originated from the Wuhan Virology Lab in China and that Fauci was among the U.S. health officials who led an effort to squash this truth. They believe that Fauci, specifically through his position atop the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), indirectly funded the research that was taking place had the Wuhan Virology Lab. And, Republicans further believe that Fauci, the highest-paid government official, may have profited off of the pandemic in various ways.

Fauci denies all of this. But, new reporting from the New York Post shows that Fauci is still at it, recently, via the NIAID, awarding EcoHealth Alliance a new grant to study coronaviruses in Asia. This is the same way that the Wuhan Virology Lab received its funding.

Looking ahead

Fauci, as stated at the outset, is trying to make a quiet exit from the government. He is currently going around trying to get Americans on his side, suggesting that, if he could go back in time, he may have done some things differently.

Fauci will officially step down from his position atop the NIAID in December. Republicans, though, are determined not to allow Fauci to just ride off into the sunset.

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