Louisiana Senator John Kennedy stopped by Fox News’ Hannity to discuss the recent announcement that Dr. Anthony Fauci will be retiring in December. Prominent conservative voices, including Kennedy, want to reassure the American people that the doctor’s retirement does not mean he will escape questioning from Congress.
“Unless you do your research on Twitter, you know the American people have many, many questions about how Dr. Fauci, other public health officials, and out government handled the pandemic,” Kennedy says.
“And getting answers to those questions has been like trying to slam a revolving door.”
“Unless Dr. Fauci, retirement or not, decides to seek asylum in some remote, obscure foreign country whose Powerball jackpot is 287 chickens and a goat, and therefore will not enforce a subpoena from the United States Congress, then Dr. Fauci, retirement or not, is going to be spending a lot of time in front of Congressional committees.”
Watch Kennedy’s clip above.
Fauci’s retirement was announced in a statement on Monday.
“It has been the honor of a lifetime to have led the NIAID, an extraordinary institution, for so many years and through so many scientific and public health challenges,” Fauci said in the statement. “I am very proud of our many accomplishments. I have worked with – and learned from – countless talented and dedicated people in my own laboratory, at NIAID, at NIH and beyond. To them I express my abiding respect and gratitude.”
“Over the coming months, I will continue to put my full effort, passion and commitment into my current responsibilities, as well as help prepare the Institute for a leadership transition. NIH is served by some of the most talented scientists in the world, and I have no doubt that I am leaving this work in very capable hands.”