Thousands of damaging work emails from Dr. Fauci were published as a result of a FIOA (Freedom of Information Act) request, and people were horrified.
According to the New York Post, after a slew of his emails from the early days of the coronavirus pandemic were made public, GOP senators slammed White House senior medical adviser Dr. Anthony Fauci, Many Republicans were outraged when Fauci got signals in early 2020 suggesting that the virus had been “manufactured” or may have otherwise emerged from a Wuhan, China lab, despite publicly discounting the notion.
Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.), who has argued with Fauci on a number of pandemic-related matters this year, set the tone early Wednesday morning with a tweet that said, “Told you,” followed by an emoji of a pair of eyes and the hashtag “#firefauci.”
Told you 👀
— Senator Rand Paul (@RandPaul) June 2, 2021
Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) shared a photo of herself wearing a black mask with the words “Fire Fauci” written on it.
Fauci’s leaked emails are shocking to say the least. He needs to be FIRED!
I introduced a bill to do just that … HR 2316, the “Fire Fauci Act”.
— Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (@RepMTG) June 2, 2021
“He should be fired!” Greene followed up with a photo of herself wearing a black mask with the words “Fire Fauci” written on it.
“Big Tech was censoring posts about the Wuhan lab leak. The media was calling people who talked about the Wuhan lab leak conspiracy theorists,” House Minority Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) tweeted. “All while Fauci himself was emailing about COVID-19 possibly leaking from the Wuhan lab. Let that sink in.”
Big Tech was censoring posts about the Wuhan lab leak.
The media was calling people who talked about the Wuhan lab leak conspiracy theorists.
All while Fauci himself was emailing about COVID-19 possibly leaking from the Wuhan lab.
Let that sink in.
— Steve Scalise (@SteveScalise) June 2, 2021
“Part of the troubling thing that we’re seeing with these emails that are coming out is, not only do they seem to correspond with what President Trump said and what [then-] Secretary [of State Mike] Pompeo said in terms of the origins of the virus,” Meadows said on “Hannity,” “but it indicates that Dr. Fauci had knowledge, or at least a suspicion, of things not happening in an evolutionary manner very early on, and he didn’t share that … That’s very troubling and something that we do need to get to the bottom of.”
The emails, according to Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-Washington), the top Republican on the House Energy & Commerce Committee, demonstrate the need for more transparency from the National Institutes of Health.
“We must learn how the COVID-19 pandemic started and where it came from so that we can respond and be prepared for the world’s next pandemic,” Rodgers said in a statement. “NIH must be more forthcoming with information they currently have. We need more transparency from the NIH to inform and complete a thorough scientific investigation.”
“Fauci lost my trust long before this,” claimed Rep. Dan Crenshaw (R-Texas). “Never contextualizing his statements, never giving honest risk assessments, always treating us like we are too stupid to do anything but lockdown and wear masks forever. The emails show it was worse than we thought.”
Fauci lost my trust long before this. Never contextualizing his statements, never giving honest risk assessments, always treating us like we are too stupid to do anything but lockdown and wear masks forever.
The emails show it was worse than we thought.
— Dan Crenshaw (@DanCrenshawTX) June 2, 2021
Rep. Lisa McClain (R-Michigan) focused on an email in which Fauci reacted to a Chinese health official who apologized for claiming the US and other countries made a “huge mistake” by not encouraging people to wear masks from the beginning of the pandemic.
“I understand completely,” Fauci answered. “No problem. We will get through this together.”
“Instead of holding the [Chinese Communist Party] accountable for the global pandemic, Dr. Fauci instead told them we will ‘get through this together,’” McClain raged. “This is disgraceful.”
Rep. Warren Davidson (R-Ohio), who sponsored the Fauci Incompetence Requires Early Dismissal (FIRED) Act last month, stated on Twitter that it was “time for Americans to hear from different voices.” Dr. Fauci’s credibility has been shattered.”
— Warren Davidson (@WarrenDavidson) June 2, 2021
Following a Freedom of Information Act request, BuzzFeed News received 3,200 pages of emails running from January to June 2020.