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Sen. Marco Rubio: Dr. Fauci 'Should Be Fired' for 'Damage to Public Health'

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Dr. Anthony Fauci deserves to be fired because his evasion of the truth has infected the public health system with a loss of credibility, according to Republican Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida.

As the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, Fauci became America’s go-to expert when the coronavirus emerged in China.

In recent weeks, Fauci’s image has become tarnished as new evidence has connected him to the Wuhan Institute of Virology amid increasing acceptance of a theory that the coronavirus escaped from the lab.

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Fauci, who had initially rebuked and demeaned anyone who promoted that theory, has now admitted it needs to be investigated as a possibility.

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Some Republican senators, including Rubio, have called for Fauci to be dismissed.

Rubio outlined his reasons for wanting to fire Fauci during his Thursday appearance on the Fox News show “The Story with Martha MacCallum.”

Rubio said his attitude with Fauci has changed over time.

“Here’s what’s happened with Dr. Fauci, who I didn’t dislike and actually defended early on in the pandemic,” Rubio said.

But that was before Fauci emerged as a darling of the liberal media.

“And that is he’s now you know, he’s gotten on the cover of magazines. He’s become this national figure. He enjoys, I think, a little bit the celebrity that’s come with it. And the role that he’s played, almost like a super political, super governmental role is the central authority that everybody has to listen to. I think he’s gotten, you know, high on his own supply a little bit here in regards to this,” he said.

“I think it’s gone too far.”

Fauci recently rebuked critics, saying that any attack on him was actually an attack on science itself.

“You see the statements he’s now making. He sounds more like a political figure than he does like a health care expert. But that’s not the reason he should be fired,” Rubio said.

Fauci has given Americans a reason to disbelieve what medical experts say, Rubio added.

“I think the reason he should be fired is because he’s lost a tremendous amount of credibility among the American people. I think he’s actually done very significant damage to public health people,” he said.

“The next time we have a pandemic people are going to remember a time in an era where Dr. Fauci knew certain things that we now knew he did, and he either kept them from the American people or lied by omission, for example, on discrediting anyone who even raised the possibility that COVID originated because it was an accident in a lab in Wuhan, China,” Rubio said, noting that there were other possible reasons, a point Fauci has since hinted he could embrace.

Hitting on the theory that the virus jumped from bats to humans, Rubio noted that China has “still not produced the animal that it jumped over from and we know that in the laboratory that, coincidentally, happens to be located in that city, they conduct experiments on how you can genetically change a virus that occurs naturally to make it infectious and to even make it more infectious to humans.”

Rubio said that Fauci “knew all this. And he tried to lie or lie by omission.”

Rubio said that contrary to Fauci’s claim that he is the voice upholding science, the opposite is true.

“He’s lost all credibility and not just in my mind, the mind of a lot of Americans. He’s now actually doing harm to science. He’s not helping science.”

Republican Sen. Tom Cotton of Arkansas has said Fauci’s record speaks for itself.

“Dr. Fauci has lost the confidence of the American people with his repeated evasions, misdirection, and politicized statements,” Cotton said in a recent interview. “If he won’t resign, Joe Biden should fire him.”

This article appeared originally on The Western Journal.

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Tyranny: Concerned Parents Arrested After School Board Cuts Off Comments on Trans, CRT Policies

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Two Virginia parents protesting critical race theory and transgender policy proposals at their children’s schools were arrested Tuesday during a meeting of the Loudoun County School Board. The public comment session was held so parents could voice their concerns over the teaching of CRT as well as a new policy on “transgender and gender-expansive students.” Instead, the board ended the meeting midway and two parents were arrested. Two arrests made at the Loudoun County, Virginia school board meeting after it was declared an unlawful assembly and some parents here to protest against critical race theory and a transgender policy refused to leave right away #CriticalRaceTheory pic.twitter.com/dsZDrqJ0Gp — Gabriella Borter (@gabriellaborter) June 22, 2021 A total of 259 people had signed up to offer public comments, but the meeting was shut down after just 51 had spoken, according to Fox News. Ian Prior, a father of two students and a spokesman for the parent advocacy group Fight for Schools, slammed the board for refusing to allow parents to have a say in how their children are educated on controversial topics such as critical race theory and transgenderism. Prior told Fox News that it’s imperative for parents to “get a seat at the table” to help shape what their children learn in the classroom. Otherwise, schools become vehicles for the mass brainwashing of children with destructive left-wing propaganda. https://youtu.be/AntKpOTq0Fc The brouhaha at the Loudoun County School Board meeting came after former Republican state Sen. Dick Black slammed the board for suspending teacher Tanner Cross in May for stating at a school board meeting that he doesn’t believe “a biological boy can be a girl and vice-versa.” Two weeks ago, a judge ordered Cross’ school to reinstate him, saying his statements were constitutionally protected free speech under the First Amendment. After…

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Confirmed: Disguised Leftists Infiltrated Trump Crowd on Jan. 6, Said They Told FBI How to Infiltrate MAGA

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Recently released videos prove what conservatives have been saying for months now: Trump supporters were not the only ones at the Capitol on Jan. 6. Two leftists infiltrated the Jan. 6 mob that stormed the Capitol and later said they told the FBI how to “infiltrate Trump rallies.” The two men are Walter Masterson and Peter Scattini and a quick look skim through their respective Twitter feeds shows that they are, indeed, leftists. It’s been stoked by the media & by the president. It goes beyond institutional distrust & disgust. So many are painting these protestors as a monolith, when in reality it was an amalgam of families, business owners & anarchists who believed they were fighting for “their” America — Peter Scattini (@jpscattini) January 7, 2021 COVID Nurse at the MAGA Rally does not believe in wearing a mask. pic.twitter.com/1SvKyFpPCf — Walter Masterson (@waltermasterson) December 13, 2020 Multiple videos on Scattini’s YouTube channel show him and Masterson — disguised as reporters from One America News Network — asking questions to a number of Trump supporters outside the Capitol on Jan. 6. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v6uCSMnHO7w&t=1556s An additional video blog posted on Feb. 17 features Scattini explaining how FBI agents approached the two men after their Jan. 6 stunt. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WajJZZfoLXg “They introduced themselves as two agents of the FBI and one officer of the NYPD and asked if they could come inside and, of course, we said yes,” Scattini said. “We talked to them for about an hour, we are not in any trouble, but that was super weird.” “Walter is giving them tips on how to infiltrate Trump rallies.” This lines up with a recent assertion made by Fox News personality Tucker Carlson that the FBI had agents on the inside during the Jan. 6 incursion. “Strangely, some of the key people who…

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