Watch: Hot Mic Catches The Real Dr. Fauci When He Thinks No One Can Hear Him
Dr. Fauci and Republican Senator Roger Marshall got into a heated exchange during testimony before the senate and at the end the real Dr. Fauci came out.
The NIH officials was fuming after Marshall asked him a leaked DARPA grant to study bat coronaviruses, ‘What are you talking about? It’s totally accessible for you, to the public?”
As things escalated Senator Murry jumped in to end the questioning. Then, when Fauci didn’t think anyone could hear him he said, “What a moron. Jesus Christ.”
You may need to turn up the volume to hear Fauci after he’s done yelling.
Fauci calls Republican Senator Roger Marshall “a moron.”
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Fauci was clearly emotional especially after the grilling he got from Senator Rand Paul.
“The idea that a government official, like yourself, would claim unilaterally to represent science, that any criticism of you would be considered a criticism of science itself, is quite dangerous,” Paul began.
“Central planning, whether it be of the economy or of science is risky because of the fallibility of the planner. It would not be so catastrophic. If the planner were simply one physician in Peoria. Then the mistakes would only affect that physicians patients, the people who chose that physician,” Paul continued.
“But when the planner is a government official,” Paul went on, “like yourself who rules by mandate, the errors are compounded become much more harmful. A planner who believes he is ‘the science’ leads to an arrogance that justifies in his mind using government resources to smear and to destroy the reputations of other scientists who disagree with him.”
“In an email exchange with Dr. [Francis] Collins you conspire and I quote here directly from the email to create a quick and devastating published takedown of three prominent epidemiologists from Harvard, Oxford and Stanford. (Apparently, there’s a lot of fringe epidemiologist at Harvard, Oxford and Stanford.) And you quote in the email that they are from Dr. Collins and you agree that they are fringe. Immediately as this takedown ethic,” Paul critiqued.
“A published takedown, though,” Paul continued, “you know, doesn’t exactly conjure up the image of a dispassionate scientist. Instead of engaging them on the merits you and Dr. Collins sought to smear them is fringe and take them down. And not in journals, in lay press. This is not only antithetical to the scientific method; it’s cheap politics and it’s reprehensible, Dr. Fauci. Do you really think it’s appropriate to use your $420,000 salary to attack scientists that disagree with you?”
Fauci’s only answer was to insult Senator Paul.
“I think in usual fashion,” Fauci said, “Senator, you are distorting everything about me.”
“You deny that the emails tell the truth of it. This wasn’t the only time your desire to take down those who disagree with you didn’t stop with Harvard, Oxford and Stanford. You conspire with Peter Daszak, who you communicated with privately, and other members of the scientific community that wrote opinion pieces for Nature… 17 signed a paper that called it conspiracy theory, the idea that the virus could have originated in the lab. Do you think words like conspiracy theory to be in a scientific paper?”
“Senator, I never used that word,” Fauci said, when I was referring to it. You’re distorting virtually everything—”
Paul interrupted again. “Did you communicate with the five scientists who wrote the opinion piece in Nature where they were describing ‘oh this there’s no way this could come from a lab’?”
“That was not me,” Fauci said.
However, he then admitted that he had spoken with those scientists privately.
Should the Republicans take the majority in Congress after the midterms we shouldn’t be shocked if Dr. Fauci decides to retire.