During an interview on Wednesday with Fox News host Sean Hannity, Republican Senator John Kennedy unleashed on Dr. Anthony Fauci, telling him to “cut the crap.”
“I know Dr. Fauci, I like Dr. Fauci, I respect Dr. Fauci,” Kennedy said during the interview. “But Dr. Fauci needs to cut the crap. This isn’t about Dr. Fauci. It’s not about his feelings, and I’m sorry if his feelings were hurt. You know, maybe he ought to buy an emotional support pony.”
“But we’re not debating dance moves on TikTok here,” Kennedy slammed. “We’re talking about millions of human lives.”
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Fauci has been under harsh scrutiny in recent days after his emails were released showing his controversial statements that were kept away from the public. One controversy was how Fauci told the American public that there was no evidence that the COVID virus leaked from a Wuhan lab however his emails painted a much different story.
Fauci has been trying to defend himself while claiming to be the victim. “A lot of what you’re seeing as attacks on me, quite frankly, are attacks on science because all of the things that I have spoken about consistently from the very beginning, have been fundamentally based on science,” Fauci said on MSNBC. “People want to fire me or put me in jail for what I’ve done — namely, follow the science.”
“Dr. Fauci gave a lot of U.S. taxpayer money to the Wuhan lab for Chinese scientists to research bat coronaviruses,” Kennedy also said during the interview. “Neither Dr. Fauci nor any of his people can guarantee us that the Chinese scientists didn’t use that money to do gain-of-function research and turn a normal virus into a super-charged virus. They weren’t monitored, Dr. Fauci and his people didn’t monitor the lab, and it’s not like it hasn’t happened before.”
“Since day one, Dr. Fauci and his expert friends have told us, look, the virus occurred naturally. It jumped from a bat to a host and then to human beings. Well, it’s been a year. Where is the proof? Where is the smoking bat? Do you really think if China could prove this virus occurred naturally in nature it would withhold that evidence? No it would scream it from the rooftop to get the world off its back,” Kennedy said, adding that Fauci “needs to hit these things head-on, otherwise it’s going to undermine public health, people’s confidence in public health, and the American people are going to end up trusting Dr. Pepper more than Dr. Fauci.”
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