Jill Biden Teams up with Fauci to Promote Vaccine, Ignores Email Backlash
The first lady and Fauci will visit a vaccination site
First Lady Jill Biden is planning to team up with embattled health official Dr. Anthony Fauci to promote the coronavirus vaccine, despite massive backlash and calls for his resignation.
Mrs. Biden and Fauci will visit a vaccination site at the Abyssinian Baptist Church in Harlem, the White House advisory said.
The White House teaming up with Fauci shows they are standing by him despite his recent unearthed emails showing he didn't believe masks worked.
Anthony Fauci’s recently released emails and investigative reporting about #COVID19 origins are shocking. The time has come for Fauci to resign and for a full congressional investigation into the origins of #COVID19 - and into any and all efforts to prevent a full accounting— Josh Hawley (@HawleyMO) June 4, 2021
Jill Biden praised Fauci in May as an “American hero” while the two visited a vaccination site in Washington, DC.
“Dr. Fauci’s here. You know who doesn’t love Dr. Fauci?” she asked reporters in the room.
“I think every American loves Dr. Fauci.”
Fauci’s emails, which were obtained by Washington Post via a freedom of information request, prompted questions about the origin and character of the coronavirus and his guidelines for closing churches.
The White House refused to comment on Fauci’s emails and instead praised him for his “incredible role” in handling the coronavirus pandemic.
"He's been an undeniable asset in our country's pandemic response," Psaki said.
“It’s obviously not advantageous for me to re-litigate the substance of emails from 17 months ago,” White House press secretary Jen Psaki said.
Last week, Fauci admitted the National Institutes of Health (NIH) funded the Wuhan lab.
Fauci said the Chinese lab was funded through the EcoHealth Alliance to support “a modest collaboration with very respectable Chinese scientists who were world experts on coronavirus."
Fauci acknowledged that a “typical mask you buy at the drugstore is not really effective in keeping out virus” and also asked a colleague to “please handle” the narrative surrounding the Wuhan Lab theory.
The emails also reveal the close relationship with Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention Director George Gao.
NOW - Psaki: Biden admin "feel that Dr. Fauci has played an incredible role in getting the pandemic under control."pic.twitter.com/g4Lc5lpO6x— Disclose.tv 🚨 (@disclosetv) June 3, 2021