Fauci Steps Down – Time for Questioning
After Fauci’s resignation, Republicans released statements saying they still want to investigate him. If they do, we may finally get answers.
From The Federalist. Dr. Anthony Fauci announced that in December he will step down as head of the National Institute of Allergies and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) and as Biden’s chief medical adviser, ending a 54-year career as a bureaucrat and collecting what is reportedly the largest federal pension in history.
He will depart so-called public service, conveniently, right before Republicans have a chance to pick up a majority in at least one chamber of Congress, and with it, the oversight gavel. While Fauci calls “nonsense” any speculation that his retirement is timed to avoid future congressional investigations, it very likely played a role in his thinking, or at least in that of those around him….
A New Precedent for Oversight
It used to be that stepping down from government service removed you from the congressional oversight ring. But the many, many precedents set recently by Democrats should ensure that Fauci will still be around to answer questions from an incoming Republican majority. Republicans need only to use the same playbook that Democrats would if Fauci were a Republican.
As the Jan. 6 Select Committee has shown, it is now apparently appropriate for Congress to demand and receive the contents of text messages from U.S. citizens and fellow members of Congress. Surely it is now also fine to demand the private communications of a government bureaucrat, especially those who, like Fauci, work so closely with Big Pharma….
Then there is the ongoing rabbit hole related to Fauci-led funding of the Wuhan lab, where the Covid-19 virus is now widely believed to have originated. Should Fauci continue to sneer at congressional questions and deny his role in a cover-up, Congress can subpoena him. And his documents. And anyone who worked for him….
If Fauci still chooses not to comply, no matter. Democrats have set the bar pretty low for sending criminal contempt referrals to the Department of Justice….
And if Democrats don’t like it? Well, there’s precedent to deal with that, too. Republicans can just kick Democrats off their committees in the same manner that they removed Rep. Paul Gosar, R-Ariz., and Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, R-Ga….
In his resignation letter, the 82-year-old Fauci said he was stepping down to “pursue the next phase” of his career. That next phase should be perpetually in front of Congress. Why should he mind? After all, the man does love the spotlight.
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(Excerpt from The Federalist. Photo Credit: Getty Images)
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