Fauci & Jill Biden's NY Clinic Visit Ends in Chaos as New Yorkers Chant 'Fire Fauci'
Protesters flock to greet pair with loud boos and chants, calls for firing
Dr. Anthony Fauci and Jill Biden's official visit to an NYC vaccination clinic ended in chaos on Monday as large crowds of New Yorkers gathered to greet the pair with loud boos and chants of "fire Fauci!"
Fauci and Biden joined Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) to visit Abyssinian Baptist Church in Harlem, which is being used as a COVID-19 vaccine center.
However, protesters flocked outside the church, shouting “fire Fauci” and “freedom over fear.”
The demonstrators demanded the firing of Fauci, Joe Biden’s chief medical adviser, and held signs that included “‘Faucism’ is the only legal religion” and “Fauci = criminal.”
During their visit to the site, Jill Biden reportedly introduced Fauci as “the man, the myth, the legend” to the founder of a local health program.
In January, the church was turned into a vaccination hub in a bid to encourage members of the black and Hispanic communities to get vaccinated.
Jo Rose, one of the protesters, told the Epoch Times that the recently released emails to and from the doctor show that he has lied.
“Nothing that Dr. Fauci said is based on real science,” she said.
As the pair arrived at their site in their motorcade, New Yorkers could also be heard shouting:
“Fauci, you got your talking points from the [Chinese Communist Party].”
People protest Dr. Fauci as he arrived to NYC Harlem vaccination site today with Mrs Jill Biden.#FauciEmails pic.twitter.com/oOInbbreXg— Scootercaster (@ScooterCasterNY) June 6, 2021
Fauci, White House chief medical adviser to Joe Biden and director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, has said the emails are “really ripe to be taken out of context.”
He says he has received support from Biden even as calls among members of Congress for his resignation or firing grow.
“The American people don’t have trust in Dr. Fauci,” House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) said on “Breitbart News Saturday.”
“Let’s find a person we can trust," he said.
"Take politics aside, I mean we’re talking about American lives here.”
Fauci, Biden, and Sen. Gillibrand, who were all masked, made brief remarks but took no questions from reporters.
“I want to thank you all for coming because this is how we get the word out,” Biden said.
“We want everyone 12 or older to come get vaccinated,” she added.
"We’re really working hard because we have to get back to life as normal.
"And Dr. Fauci is here and he is working hard, he is working seven days a week."
Fauci, a native New Yorker, said he’s known about the church since he was a child.
“And to actually be in this place with all of the extraordinary people who are working [here]; we’re going to end this outbreak, we’re absolutely certain,” he said.
“And the vehicle to ending it is vaccination, and that’s what’s going on right here, and that’s why I’m so impressed and honored to be here.”
Fauci, during appearances on MSNBC last week, has criticized the attacks he’s facing in the wake of the email releases.
“I’m concerned about that, more because it’s really very much an attack on science,” he said on “The Rachel Maddow Show” on Friday.
He also said that some people resent what he did during the Trump administration but insisted he was “just trying to get the right information, to try and get the right data.”
"What they didn’t seem to understand—I guess that it is understandable that they didn’t understand it—that science is a dynamic process,” he added.
"So something that you know in January—you make a recommendation or a comment about it.
"But as you get more and more information, the information leads you to change. Because that is what science is, it is a self-correcting process.”