A few courageous Republicans in Congress seek to end the taxpayer-funded amenities enjoyed by Dr. Anthony Fauci, who is said to include a limo, a driver, and a security team of U.S. Marshalls.
Republican Representative Dale Strong of Alabama said that when he realized that after he stepped down, Dr. Fauci still had a driver and personal guards paid for by tax money, he felt it was another example of DC bureaucrats thinking of themselves as above the people.
Strong went on to say that our national debt is $33 trillion and that Dr. Fauci’s security detail shouldn’t be paid for by taxpayers, especially since Fauci was one of the highest-paid government officials in the United States.
Fauci defended his taxpayer-funded benefits last Thursday on MSNBC with the help of White House stenographer Mehdi Hasan. Mr. Hasan spends most of the interview telling Dr. Fauci how wonderful he is, and Fauci enthusiastically agrees. The topic of his security detail is only brought up in the final minutes.
Fauci claimed that “far-right fanatics” threatened his life because he disagreed with President Trump on key issues and that recent statements by Florida Governor Ron DeSantis added fuel to the fire.
After blaming misinformation for the prospect that significant segments of the population could be dissatisfied with him, the ever-humble Fauci told viewers, “In my career, I’ve been engaged in saving millions of lives.”
According to prior security details, it is projected that Fauci’s detail will cost the U.S. government roughly $1 million monthly. The “retired” head of the NIAID reportedly keeps his U.S. Marshals security detail by holding a “no show” employment at the institute.
Reps. Andy Biggs (R-AZ), Mike Rodgers (R-AL), Mike Collins (R-GA), and Barry Moore (R-AL) have all signed on as cosponsors of the bill thus far.
Senator Rand Paul was the person who verified the widespread speculation that Fauci was provided with a taxpayer-funded limo, driver, and security detail.
Disclosures show that Fauci amassed a fortune between 2019 and 2021, during the height of the COVID scare, rising from $7.6 million in 2019 to $12.6 million by 2021.