This past Monday, news broke that White House COVID-19 adviser Anthony Fauci plans to retire by the time Joe Biden’s presidential term comes to an end.
Fauci was quoted as saying COVID-19 will likely be around for a while, along with noting that he can’t do his current job forever.
News of Fauci’s planned retirement broke after years of controversy surrounding him. Many Americans have concerns about not just the White House adviser’s conflicting messages on the virus, but also his ties to gain-of-function research.
Amid all the disputes surrounding him, Republicans are pointing out why the White House adviser shouldn’t get to just fade away on his own terms once Biden’s out of office.
The GOP on Holding Fauci Accountable
Multiple Republican lawmakers believe Fauci should answer for various allegations against him.
These are allegations that tie Fauci to funding tortuous experiments against puppies, misleading Congress about his role in funding gain-of-function research, and otherwise backing COVID-19 measures that have since been determined to cause rampant societal issues.
Reps. Marjorie Green (R-GA) and Lauren Boebert (R-CO) both called for Fauci to face time behind bars, regardless of whether he chooses to retire from work. Many Republican voters agree with this sentiment as well.
Whether Fauci retires or not, he still must be investigated and held responsible for his role in Covid-19.
— Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene🇺🇸 (@RepMTG) July 18, 2022
With all the economic harm that stemmed from lockdowns and businesses going under, numerous Americans don’t have the luxury of retiring anymore. There’s a school of thought that says it’s not fair for Fauci to kick back and enjoy retirement as everyday people suffer from the policies he championed.
Throughout Fauci’s time as an adviser on COVID-19, he’s been repeatedly dismissive of his critics. He’s also displayed a similar attitude when confronted by Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) about various evidence issues and inconsistencies with his claims.
Not Retiring After All?
On Tuesday, Fauci walked back Monday’s reports of his plans to retire.
According to the current White House adviser, retirement isn’t in the cards for him. Although, “at some time,” he may very well leave his current post working for the White House.
Excellent – because I look forward to ascertaining Fauci’s involvement in the cover-up of the lab origins of COVID — Under Oath! https://t.co/LHmpE8QuWs
— Rand Paul (@RandPaul) July 19, 2022
This past Tuesday, Fauci likewise set a deadline for when he expects to be finished working for the White House. The adviser explained that by the time 2025 gets here, he doesn’t see himself still working his current job.
Many Americans are very much looking forward to no longer seeing Fauci on their TV screens, social media feeds, or favored news websites.