Dr. Anthony Fauci is hanging up his administrative hat 38 years after taking over the National Institute of Allergies and Infectious Diseases and two years and 10 months into his tenure as possibly the single most influential unelected official in the United States since World War II. The chief medical advisor to the president is resigning in December as he promised he would.
Consider this: Let’s stop debating whether we should put on a mask today. Even if the outbreak has been finished for the majority of Americans for some time now, there is no need to refute the president when he says that it is or is not.
Santa Claus won’t be appearing on CNN any longer to reassure children that he’s been boosted and vaccinated for Christmas:
Santa Claus will be coming to town this year, Dr. Anthony Fauci says.
“I took care of that for you,” he says. “…I took a trip up there to the North Pole; I went there and I vaccinated Santa Claus myself. I measured his level of immunity, and he is good to go.” #CNNSesameStreet pic.twitter.com/CNJ520XTew
— CNN (@CNN) December 19, 2020
How will we survive without him?
America need not worry, though, as this is probably not Anthony Fauci’s last public appearance. But he won’t be President Joe Biden’s top medical advisor or in charge of enforcing the North Pole’s vaccination law. Instead, when the Republicans take control of the House in January, he will probably be the subject of GOP inquiries into his tenure as what amounted to the nation’s COVID czar.
And, as you may have guessed, the White House doesn’t want Fauci to respond to inquiries about that, as his farewell press conference at the White House on Tuesday demonstrated.
In his lengthy response, Fauci had previously discussed “counter[ing] misinformation and disinformation” by doing “whatever you can as often as you can to provide correct information.
“The people who have correct information, who take science seriously, who don’t have strange, way-out theories about things but who base what they say on evidence and data need to speak up more, because the other side that just keeps putting out misinformation and disinformation seems to be tireless in that effort,” according to the White House transcript, Fauci said. “And it’s going to be very difficult.”
Karine Jean-Pierre, the press secretary for the White House, was delighted to listen to him gush about it. Since “misinformation and disinformation” is practically anything that disagrees with President Joe Biden’s positions, there isn’t much that the White House enjoys discussing more than it.
More on this story via The Western Journal:
Then: “Dr. Fauci, related to that, how are you preparing for the likely aggressive oversight from House Republicans, the new majority, next year that they’ve been promising on some of these very questions?”
Whoa, geez! Look at the time! It’s half-past-we-don’t-want-Fauci-to-answer-those-sorts-of-questions! To his credit, Fauci answered the question: “If there are oversight hearings, I absolutely will cooperate fully and testify before the Congress.”
“You may not know, but I’ve testified before the Congress a few hundred times, OK, over the last 40 years or so, so I have no trouble testifying,” he continued. “We can defend and explain and stand by everything that we’ve said, so I have nothing to hide.” CONTINUE READING…