Ted Cruz: ‘It's Time for Dr. Fauci to Go’
'He behaved more like a two-bit politician than a scientist'
Republican Texas Sen. Ted Cruz declared it was time for Dr. Fauci, who is the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, "to go.”
During an interview with The Michael Berry Show, Cruz said:
“He behaved more like a two-bit politician than a scientist."
"That he was saying whatever was politically convenient– he was saying whatever the Democrats wanted saying at the time, and the science was secondary.”
“On masks, when he initially said masks were not very helpful, that’s what the science told him, but then the politics said, ‘Let’s have everyone wear masks.'"
It’s time for Dr. Fauci to go.— Ted Cruz (@tedcruz) June 15, 2021
He has behaved more like a two-bit politician than a scientist. pic.twitter.com/t7y0Q9mxUh
Cruz noted Fauci's criticism against governors who opened up their states but failed to say anything about governors that sent COVID-19 patients into nursing homes.
Several of Fauci’s professional emails being released via a Freedom of Information Act request which showed an infectious disease expert at the Scripps Research Institute in La Jolla telling him COVID could have been engineered in a lab.
“What about Anthony Fauci’s involvement in all this? Does he have to go? And does he have to go yesterday?” Berry asked during the interview.
“Yes, yes, and yes," Cruz said.
"We had in the last couple of weeks about three thousand emails from Anthony Fauci that were released, and I’ve got to say, it’s deeply dismaying,” Cruz responded.
Last week, a group of top Republican senators demanded Fauci resign from his role as America's top health official or be fired by Democrat Joe Biden.
Republican Sens. Marsha Blackburn, Marco Rubio, and Tom Cotton are calling on Dr. Fauci to "step down" as director of the U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases and Biden's chief medical advisor.
The group warns that he has "lost the confidence of the American people" amid controversy surrounding the origins of COVID-19.
If he doesn’t step down, the GOP senators are urging Biden to fire him.
Earlier this month, Sen. Rand Paul revealed family has received multiple death threats after he publicly called out Fauci.
"This week, I’ve had five death threats just for being outspoken on it."
Paul, who has called out for Fauci's firing for a while now, told Sean Hannity that it was no longer possible to have civil disagreements with Fauci because his family suffered “as a repercussion” to the public feuds.