Several Republican lawmakers have criticized former head of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, Dr. Anthony Fauci, for his role in the COVID-19 pandemic.
Sen. Rand Paul has accused Fauci of funding gain-of-function research in a totalitarian country that allowed them to create super viruses that leaked into the public, causing the deaths of seven million people.
Paul criticized Fauci’s judgment and suggested that he should apologize for funding research that allowed superviruses to be created in a lab that was not properly outfitted for safety. Other Republicans, including Rep. Jim Jordan and Sen. Ted Cruz, have called for Fauci to resign or face a criminal investigation for his role in the pandemic.
The controversy surrounding Fauci has only intensified after a photo of him with a young woman at an event in Washington, D.C. went viral on social media.
Republican voters are calling for accountability from Fauci and believe that he should be investigated for his actions. For Republicans, the issue is not about politics but about holding public officials accountable for their actions.