Congressional Republicans have filed a bill that would fire Dr. Anthony Fauci from his job as director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases.
The “Fauci’s Incompetence Requires Early Dismissal (FIRED) Act” was introduced by Rep. Warren Davidson (R-Ohio) and co-sponsored by several House conservatives including Texan Chip Roy, Arizonan Andy Biggs, and South Carolinian Ralph Norman. It would set a retroactive term limit of 12 years on the NIAID director. This would essentially end Fauci’s reign as he has already served for close to 40 years, already.
“In the wake of massive missteps by Dr. Fauci and his subordinates in the handling of the coronavirus pandemic, this bill addresses an oft-overlooked issue: The lack of accountability for unelected bureaucrats,” Davidson’s press release reads.
“Under Dr. Fauci’s guidance, Americans have lost confidence in the National Institutes of Health and the Centers for Disease Control, leading to confusion and serious government overreach that has threatened Americans’ livelihoods and freedoms. Despite successful treatment therapies, a historic vaccination development, and decreasing cases, Dr. Fauci has continued to advise healthy, low-risk Americans to continue to act as if the pandemic were out of control — after overseeing nearly a year of draconian public health policies that have decimated the U.S. economy,” the statement said.
“Dr. Fauci represents everything that President Eisenhower warned us about in his farewell address: The scientific-technical elite steering the country toward their own ends,” Davison said. “Americans have had decades of Dr. Fauci’s leadership, and he publicly failed to respond appropriately to the COVID-19 pandemic. It is time for him to step aside so that new leadership can ‘follow the science’ and start reopening America.'”
Sadly, the bill has little chance of being signed into law with the Democrats still running the House and Joe Biden in the White House.
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