In the wake of released emails to and from the top U.S. Infectious Disease Expert Dr. Anthony Fauci, Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., is asking President Joe Biden to “follow the science” and fire him.
“Fauci is exploiting his position in government — and his ill-deserved positive reputation in the liberal media — to willfully misrepresent what is meant by a lab leak, conflating it with a biological weapons program (which is just one possible motive for gain-of-function research in Wuhan). That, or he is showing his age,” Rubio said in a column published Saturday. “During the campaign, Biden said, ‘I’ll choose science over fiction.’ Now is his chance to make good on that promise and fire Dr. Fauci.”
The more than 800 emails from early in the pandemic, were released due to a freedom of information request by Buzzfeed and show Fauci making contradictory statements and opinions from what he was saying to the nation publicly at the time.
In those emails, Fauci expressed an open mind about the theory that the virus came from a leak at a Wuhan virology lab, while publicly dismissing the possibility when testifying in front of a Senate Committee under questioning by Rubio last