Chief Presidential Health Advisor Dr. Anthony Fauci told “Face The Nation” host Margaret Brennan attacks on him are attacks on science.
Science is unequivocal, objective and without emotion but Dr. Fauci displayed surprising emotion during his CBS interview Sunday. The Twitter account for “Face The Nation” posted a video clip of the Fauci interview. The two are not masked and appear to be seated at least six feet apart on the studio set where the interview was held.
Brennan began by addressing how Fauci handled threats against him and asked why he stayed on his job in the face of threats. The health advisor responded he has focused on making scientific advances to protect the health of Americans.
“So, anyone who spins lies, threatens and all that theater that goes on with some of their investigations, and the Congressional committees, and the Rand Pauls and all that other nonsense, that’s noise, Margaret,” said Fauci, “That’s noise.”
Then Ms. Brennan informed her guest that Senator Ted Cruz (R-Texas) told the Attorney General Fauci should be prosecuted.
“Yeah, I have to laugh at that,” responded Fauci with a laugh. “What happened on January 6, Senator?”
The next softball lobbed at the Director of National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases:
“Do you think this is about making you a scapegoat to deflect from President Trump?”
Fauci agreed that was the case, saying anyone who doesn’t understand that is probably asleep.
“Well, there are a lot of Republican senators taking aim at this,” Brennan followed up. Fauci replied he was going to keep doing his job, saving lives.
“If they get up and criticize science, no one is going to know what they’re talking about,” said Fauci. “But, if they get up and really aim their bullets at Tony Fauci, well people can recognize there’s a person there.”
“But they’re really criticizing science,” concluded Fauci, “because I represent science.”
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