Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, said Sunday the recent release of a trove of emails belonging to the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, Anthony Fauci, illustrates a “systemic” effort “to mislead the American people.”
In an interview on Fox News’ “Sunday Morning Futures,” Cruz accused the infectious disease expert and coronavirus task force team member under former President Donald Trump of “suppressing the science.”
“This e-mail dump that came out makes clear that this is not just being sloppy, it is systematic and systemically an effort to mislead the American people,” Cruz said, referring to the 866 pages of Fauci’s emails released as part of a Freedom of Information Act request.
“He wasn’t doing it alone but he was doing it with much of the U.S. government behind him and with Facebook and Big Tech operating as an extension of the U.S. government in order to silence any views that disagreed not with the science.”
Fauci wasn’t looking for the science, Cruz charged.
“He was suppressing the science … trying to silence anything that disagreed with the political narrative that was convenient that he was pushing at that point,” he charged.
According to Cruz, Facebook has put itself in a position of being legally vulnerable for blocking posts on the virus origins.
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