(PresidentialWire.com)- Republican Texas Senator Ted Cruz joined the ranks of other lawmakers calling for Dr. Anthony Fauci, the head of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, to be fired. Cruz slammed Fauci as “political and not scientific.”
It comes after thousands of Dr. Fauci’s emails were released as part of a Freedom of Information Act request. The emails, seen by BuzzFeed News and the Washington Post, showed how Fauci recommended that people do not wear masks behind the scenes and even admitted that the virus can easily be transmitted through the fibers of fabrics masks and that he attended virtual discussions about the likelihood the virus came from the Wuhan Institute of Virology.
Fauci has long been a controversial figure with regards to the COVID-19 pandemic and regularly butted heads with former President Donald Trump, and in an interview with Michael Berry on Tuesday, Cruz noted that he receives a huge sum of money to give advice that has effectively been proven to be wrong.
“This is someone that had a position of enormous responsibility in the government,” Cruz said, adding that the emails prove that he acted more like a politician than he did a scientist.
And when he says politician…he doesn’t mean Republican.
The Texas Senator said that Fauci followed all the Democratic talking points when he first advised that it wasn’t necessary to wear masks during the early days of the pandemic, before changing course and then stating that everybody should wear them…even though he knew they don’t work.
Cruz said he was saying “whatever was politically convenient.” He also claimed that Fauci targeted red states with mask mandates and that it is “completely unacceptable” for Fauci to bring politics to his role.