A new survey from The Hill and Harris polling shows a majority of Americans think Dr. Anthony Fauci should resign from his position at the National Institutes of Health.
When asked simply “Do you think that Anthony Fauci should resign?” 52% said yes, compared with 48% who want the senior Biden official to keep his job.
“Thirty-two percent of Democrats said Fauci should resign, a 12 percentage point increase since the June survey, while 68 percent said he should not. The number of Republicans saying Fauci should resign increased 9 percentage points in that same period, up to 75 percent in the latest survey. Twenty-five percent said he should not resign,” adds the poll.
— The Hill (@thehill) October 29, 2021
Fauci made a series of gaffes this fall over the administration’s response to the COVID pandemic; suggesting Americans may not be able to gather for Christmas.
“How long do you think it will be until it’s safe for vaccinated people to be indoors without a mask?” asked CNN’s Dana Bash on October 12th.
“It’s always tough to predict that. I think if we continue to go down with the cases we’re seeing now, and more and more people get vaccinated… I hope we’ll be able to pull back on some of these restrictions,” said Fauci.
“We can gather for Christmas, or it’s just too soon to tell?” asked CBS News.
“It is just too soon to tell,” Fauci said. “We have to concentrate on continuing to get those numbers down and not try to jump ahead by weeks or months and say what we’re going to do at a particular time.”
Read the full report at the Hill.
FAUCI 2020: No National Vaccine Mandate Because it ‘Encroaches’ on ‘Freedom of Choice’
Footage from 2020 surfaced on social media Friday showing senior COVID advisor Dr. Anthony Fauci saying he would not recommend vaccination mandates on a national level because it “encroaches upon a person’s freedom to make their own choice.”
“When a vaccine becomes available, are you going to suggest it’s mandated for Americans to get?” asked one questioner.
“I don’t think we’ve ever had a situation where you mandate it for the general population,” said Fauci. “I can see individual institutions mandating a vaccine… I don’t see it on a national level merely because of all the situations you have upon encroaching upon a person’s freedom to make their own choice of their own health.”
Anthony Fauci, July 2020: “I don’t see [a vaccine mandate] on a national level merely because of all the situations you have upon encroaching upon a person’s freedom to make their own choice of their own health” pic.twitter.com/iHHr2TwIUj
— RNC Research (@RNCResearch) September 10, 2021
Fauci on Biden’s vaccine mandate:
"I think the president is being somewhat moderate in his demand, if you want to call it that."
— Daily Caller (@DailyCaller) September 10, 2021
Joe Biden outright rejected criticism of his federal vaccine mandate Friday, telling Republicans to “have at it” should they choose to file lawsuits against his administration.
[Some Governors] are calling your vaccine requirements an overreach and are threatening to challenge it in the courts,” yelled one reporter.
“Have at it,” said the President. “I am so disappointed that -particularly some Republican governors- have been so cavalier with the health of these kids. So cavalier with the health of these communities”
“Have at it.” — President Biden to those governors threatening lawsuits over the vaccine-or-weekly-testing mandate for large businesses.
He adds, "I am so disappointed that particularly some Republican governors have been so cavalier with the health of these kids." pic.twitter.com/rYc0QWHkOX
— The Recount (@therecount) September 10, 2021
“My plan will extend the vaccination requirements that I previously issued in the health care field. Already, I’ve announced we’ll be requiring vaccinations that all nursing home workers who treat patients on Medicare and Medicaid, because I have that federal authority.,” said Biden Thursday night.
“Today, in total, the vaccine requirements in my plan will affect about 100 million Americans — two-thirds of all workers. And for other sectors, I issue this appeal: To those of you running large entertainment venues from sports arenas to concert venues to movie theaters, please require folks to get vaccinated or show a negative test as a condition of entry.,” he added.
“My message to unvaccinated Americans is this: What more is there to wait for? What more do you need to see? We’ve made vaccinations free, safe and convenient. The vaccine is F.D.A. approved. Over 200 million Americans have gotten at least one shot. We’ve been patient, but our patience is wearing thin. And your refusal has cost all of us,” concluded the Commander-in-Chief.
Watch Fauci’s comments above.
FAUCI FLIPS: Top Doctor Calls COVID Criticism ‘Craziness’ During NY Times Podcast
From Fox News:
Chief White House medical adviser Dr. Anthony Fauci defended himself against criticisms of his messaging and handling of the coronavirus pandemic in a new interview, calling the condemnation “craziness.”
On the New York Times podcast “Sway,” Fauci said he had spent his life trying to save lives and his critics were trying to paint him as “Hitler.”
“The more extreme they get, the more obvious how political it is … ‘Fauci has blood on his hands,’” the infectious diseases expert said of his critics. “Are you kidding me? … Here’s a guy whose entire life has been devoted to saving lives, and now you’re telling me he’s like Hitler? You know, come on, folks.”
Frustrated Americans have hit Fauci after months of his apparent flip-flopping on COVID-19 mandates. His recently leaked emails, obtained by the Washington Post and BuzzFeed News, revealed that he had told colleagues that masks are essentially ineffective, which many noted didn’t square with his later public support of national mask mandates. Fauci renewed his argument that those refuting him are actually refuting science, doubling down on his insistence that science evolves and he’s evolved with it.
“The people who are giving the ad hominems are saying, ‘Ah, Fauci misled us,'” Fauci said. “First he said, ‘no masks,’ then he said ‘masks.’ Well, let me give you a flash. That’s the way science works.”
Read the full report here.