(PresidentialWire.com)- On Tuesday, Dr. Anthony Fauci testified before the Senate Health Committee on the Omicron variant of COVID-19 where he got into heated arguments with several Republican lawmakers.
During one exchange, Kansas Republican Senator Roger Marshall grilled Fauci about disclosing his personal finances to Congress. Marshall cited the report in Forbes that showed Fauci is the highest-paid federal employee, earning $434,312 in 2020.
The thin-skinned Fauci got irritated with Senator Marshall, telling Marshall he didn’t understand why he was being asked about his finances. Fauci noted that his financial disclosure has been “public knowledge” for over thirty years.
Marshall said Big Tech is doing “an incredible job” of keeping Fauci’s finances from the public and added that the Senate will continue looking into it.
An irate Fauci snapped, “You’re so misinformed, it’s extraordinary.” And when the exchange wrapped up, Fauci could be heard muttering, “What a moron” and “Jesus Christ.”
"What a moron."
— Dr. Fauci on a hot mic after a heated exchange with Sen. Roger Marshall (R-KS), who demanded one of Fauci's financial disclosures (which Fauci insists is already public). pic.twitter.com/NtN6NDsomW
— The Recount (@therecount) January 11, 2022
This is the problem with Tony Fauci. He believes he is above Congressional oversight. He is condescending, sanctimonious, and arrogant.
After Fauci’s hot mic remarks, Marshall released a statement on Tuesday saying he knows Fauci “had a very frustrating day” what with the “bombshell report” showing he did, in fact, award US taxpayer funding for gain-of-function research at the Wuhan Institute. Marshall said being called out about his personal finances must have been “very frustrating” for Fauci. He concluded that while calling him a “moron” might have alleviated some of the stress “of the least trusted bureaucrat in America,” it doesn’t “take away from the facts.”
But the Senator who really got under Fauci’s skin during his testimony was Kentucky Republican Rand Paul. Senator Paul excoriated Fauci’s arrogance for claiming that criticizing Fauci is in reality criticizing science.
.@RandPaul to Fauci: "[T]he idea that a government official like yourself would claim unilaterally to represent science and that any criticism of you would be considered a criticism of science itself is quite dangerous…It is cheap politics & it is reprehensible." pic.twitter.com/b6JCaaHQTR
— Curtis Houck (@CurtisHouck) January 11, 2022
Curtis Houck includes several clips of the heated exchange between Dr. Paul and Dr. Fauci, and every one of them is worth watching. See the entire thread HERE.