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Leaders Rush To Affirm Support For Fauci Amid Critics

Leaders begin to express support for Dr. Anthony Fauci after the epidemiologist was criticized yesterday by Fox News and a Republican senator after testifying at the Senate hearing on the response of the US coronavirus.

Last night, Republican Representative Liz Cheney, daughter of former Vice President Dick Cheney, tweeted that Fauci “is one of the best officials we have ever had.”

“He is not a partisan. Its only interest is to save lives. We need his expertise and his judgment to defeat this virus, ”she wrote.

Liz Cheney
(@Liz_Cheney)

Dr. Fauci is one of the best public servants we have ever had. He is not a supporter. Its only interest is to save lives. We need his expertise and his judgment to defeat this virus. All Americans should thank him. Everyday.


May 13, 2020

Democratic Senator Kamala Harris also defended Fauci in an appearance on MSNBC last night. “God only knows what kind of repercussions he is going to face for telling the truth, but he obviously has the well-being of the American people as a priority, as opposed to the political patronage that his president thinks he must”, a- she declared.

Fauci said yesterday at the Senate hearing that too soon reopening of cities or states in the United States would have serious consequences: “There is a real risk that you will trigger an epidemic that you may not be able to not control, “he said.

Fauci’s warning contradicts the position of Trump and the Republicans who called for a quick reopening to save the economy and took Fauci’s statement as a personal attack.

Rand Paul, a Republican senator from Kentucky, spoke with Fauci in yesterday’s hearing asking the epidemiologist why schools cannot reopen if children see low mortality from the virus.

“As much as I respect you, Dr. Fauci, I don’t think you are the end of it all,” said Paul. “I don’t think you are the only person who can make the decision.” “

Later, on Fox News, host Tucker Carlson repeated Paul’s criticism of Fauci, saying, “He is not, and no one is, the only person who should be in charge when ‘it’s about making long-term recommendations. This guy, Fauci, may be even more out of place than your average epidemiologist. “




Dr. Anthony Fauci testified before the Senate by videoconference yesterday.

Dr. Anthony Fauci testified before the Senate by videoconference yesterday. Photography: REX / Shutterstock



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