On Monday, Dr. Anthony Fauci announced that he would be moving up the timetable on his retirement from his roles in government, prompting responses from conservatives, liberals and just about everyone in between.
“I am announcing today that I will be stepping down from the positions of Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) and Chief of the NIAID Laboratory of Immunoregulation, as well as the position of Chief Medical Advisor to President Joe Biden,” Fauci said in a statement. “I will be leaving these positions in December of this year to pursue the next chapter of my career.”
Conservative voices were quick to criticize Fauci in his handling of the COVID-19 pandemic with some arguing that the soon-to-be former NIAID director was responsible for the deaths of thousands.
“His half-century of ‘public service’ was a disaster for us. His handling of COVID should be studied in the future as a blueprint of what not to do,” New York Post columnist Karol Markowicz said. “More than anything else, Fauci politicized a health crisis and people died because of him. That should be the lasting memory we all have of him. He was terrible at his job and the media loved him.”
Other conservatives argued that he was stepping down as midterm elections loom and it is expected that Republicans are going to pick up seats in the House.
“Fauci’s running scared with Republicans taking control of the House, at minimum, next year. Fauci should face criminal charges for lying to congress about gain of function research and covid,” Outkick founder Clay Travis said. “Dr. Fauci is the most destructive bureaucrat in United States history. His “leadership” on covid will — in the decades ahead — come to be seen as one of the greatest and most destructive failures in our nation’s history. He belongs in prison.”
“Dr. Fauci is conveniently resigning from his position in December before House Republicans have an opportunity to hold him accountable for destroying our country over these past three years,” wrote Representative Andy Biggs (R-AZ). “This guy is a coward.”
“Fauci has resigned,” wrote country star John Rich. “I’m guessing it’s so he has time to prepare with his lawyers for his appearance at the 2023 Nuremberg Code trials.”
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