Rep. Matt Gaetz: ‘Dr. Fauci Reminds Me of Every Bad Weatherman’
He's 'frequently wrong, but never in doubt'
Rep. Matt Gaetz said the more Joe Biden’s Medical Advisor Dr. Anthony Fauci continues to change the goalposts the fewer Americans trust him.
During an interview with Fox News regarding lockdowns intended to protect against the coronavirus, Gaetz said:
“Dr. Fauci sort of reminds me of every bad weatherman: frequently wrong, but never in doubt."
Gaetz noted the contrasts of the economies of China and Florida to those of locked-down states.
“We see this virus that China unleashed on the world, and then China ends up benefiting greatly from the unilateral disarmament of the American economy in places like New York and California."
"Now, I’m glad that Florida was the alternate example.”
Gaetz said the American people are growing tired of Fauci’s every-changing declarations.
“When I was talking with (Florida) Governor Ron DeSantis (R), he lamented that the problems that the CDC and Fauci have had really erode the trust that exists between the people and any public health officials."
“Think about it: any relationship that you are in, if someone is constantly changing the rules, you trust them less."
"And you see Fauci and the CDC, time and again, moving the goal posts – and the American people are fed up with it."
“Dr. Fauci sort of reminds me of every bad weatherman: frequently wrong, but never in doubt.”
Last month, Fauci claimed the coronavirus death toll reached 500,000 because mask-wearing in the U.S. had been politicized.
Fauci told Reuters that the "stunning" number was due to mask-wearing becoming a political statement.
"Even under the best of circumstances, this would have a been very serious problem," Fauci said.
Fauci also acknowledged the virus decimated other nations like Germany and the United Kingdom despite greater public compliance with measures.
The infectious disease expert added, it is "incomprehensible" to him that some governors and mayors ignored the coronavirus task force's recommendations for reopening last year following lockdowns in the spring.