Meghan McCain, co-host of “The View,” tweeted Friday that Dr.Anthony Fauci’s recent comments to Congress showed why Republicans were angry over closures and restrictions related to the coronavirus pandemic.
She was responding to a video clip in which Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, asked Fauci if the U.S. government should block protests over the death of George Floyd. “Should the government limit the protests? Jordan asked. Fauci, who said protesting without a mask could spread the virus, said he was unsure of the “relevance” of Jordan’s question.
“Come on man !!! McCain tweeted in response. “It’s part of the reason Republicans are so pissed off – Fauchi [sic] will comment on everything from the kind of sex people can have in baseball but protesting… not his department. ”
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She was apparently referring to Fauci saying the MLB season could be “in danger” and people could log onto Tinder if they’re willing to take the risk.
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Fauci has pushed for wearing universal masks, closing bars and avoiding crowds in response to the pandemic.
He controversially praised New York’s response to the virus in an interview earlier this month. “We need to do the things that are very clear that we need to do to turn the tide,” Fauci told PBS NewsHour. “Remember we can do it. We know that when you do it right, you reduce these cases. We did it. We did it in New York. ”