Fearless Fauci faces GOP beneath menace of incarceration

dr Anthony Fauci certainly knows he did his job to the best of his ability without violating any law, breaking ethics, or lying to Congress. He’s been doing this for a long time, and he probably humiliated Republicans today, who have promised to drag him to the Capitol for a seemingly never-ending investigation, with many members promising their constituents that Fauci will end up in jail. It must embarrass Republicans who just spent two years doing everything they could, including going to the SCOTUS, to try and get out of testimony in various places. Fauci pledged to fully cooperate with any investigation.

According to The Insider:

White House Medical Advisor Dr. Anthony Fauci said Tuesday he was ready to face Congressional Republicans next year if they gain control of the U.S. House of Representatives and pledged renewed oversight for COVID-19. “I will definitely cooperate fully and testify before Congress if asked to do so,” Fauci told reporters during the White House press briefing.

“I’ve testified before Congress about a couple of hundred times over the last 40 years, so I have no problem testifying. We can defend and explain everything and stand by everything we said. I have nothing to hide.”

The man is 82 years old and has just decided to retire from public service. He could have made millions if he had joined Big Pharma thirty years ago. Something kept him in the US government, and there are very few explanations other than a sense of duty to save lives. Fittingly, it was a Republican, George W. Bush, who recognized Fauci for “lifetime” service in 2002 by awarding him the Medal of Freedom. It took Rand Paul, the MAGA movement, and Donald Trump to turn Fauci into a “bad guy” whose ego was out of control, hurting people, lying to Congress, and facing five years in prison.

No problem. He will cooperate.

At least Fauci will get the last laugh. Testifying before Congress isn’t going to be fun, especially if he’d rather enjoy his well-deserved retirement. But simply showing up sends a message few Republicans can reach, certainly not his biggest opponents. Jim Jordan declined to testify regarding January 6th, an event as important to our democracy as the epidemic is to our public health. Perhaps Fauci is a little more confident that he can answer any question honestly and without fear.

@JasonMiciak believes a day without learning is a day not lived. He is a political writer, columnist, author and lawyer. He is a Canadian-born dual citizen who spent his teens and college days in the Pacific Northwest and has since lived in seven states. Today he enjoys life as a single father to a young girl and writes on the beaches of the Gulf Coast. He loves making his flower pots, cooking and is currently studying philosophy of science, religion and non-mathematical principles behind quantum mechanics and cosmology. If you have any concerns, please feel free to contact us.

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