‘A mass murderer’: Senate candidate rips Fauci in social media video

Chief White House medical adviser Dr. Anthony Fauci has been a ubiquitous figure since the earliest days of the COVID-19 pandemic, though he has increasingly sparked criticism from those who oppose what they consider an endorsement of overbearing mitigation measures.

One of his fiercest critics spoke out this week, calling the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases a “mass murderer” who deserved to be behind bars.

“Living upside down right now”

As the Washington Examiner reported, the harsh rhetoric came from Jackson Lahmeyer, a primary Senate challenger running against incumbent Sen. James Lankford (R-OK) in next year’s midterm election.

The candidate also drew comparisons between Fauci and Kyle Rittenhouse, the teen recently acquitted of all charges in connection with a shooting last year during a violent protest in Kenosha, Wisconsin.

According to Newsweek, Lahmeyer lashed out at Fauci in a recent Facebook video declaring that Democrats “worship a mass murderer” by following a doctor who “belongs in prison.”

Lahmeyer asserted that the nation is “living upside down right now” when the same people who defend Fauci choose to demonize Rittenhouse, “who defends himself against a convicted pedophile, a convicted woman beater.”

He went on to describe Fauci as the “greatest conman in the United States,” reiterating his allegation that the doctor has “gotten away with murder.”

“Needs to be fired, arrested, and convicted”

The Senate candidate further disparaged Fauci as a “mass-murdering demon doctor” whose unspecified actions have led to the death of “millions” of people around the world.

“Anthony Fauci needs to be fired, arrested, and convicted for crimes against humanity,” Lahmeyer claimed.

Of course, Lahmeyer is not the only prominent Republican to speak out against Fauci — particularly in the wake of reports linking him to U.S. taxpayer-funded grants for research at a lab in Wuhan, China, that might have been where COVID-19 was first released.

Newsweek provided unflattering coverage of Lahmeyer’s remarks, but that seemed to embolden him to reiterate his initial position.

In a tweet linking to that story, he wrote: “Anthony Fauci is a mass-murderer who needs to be FIRED, ARRESTED & CONVICTED of crimes against humanity. Wuhan Lab. Gain Of Function. COVID.”

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