Former President Barack Obama praised Dr. Anthony Fauci following the White House chief medical adviser’s resignation announcement on Monday.
“I will always be grateful that we had a once-in-a-century public health leader to guide us through a once-in-a-century pandemic,” Obama tweeted hours after Fauci announced plans to retire.
Fauci led the disastrous COVID response in America that resulted in the most deaths in the world and major economic destruction at home and abroad.
Obama is thankful Fauci still has more time to promote death and pseudoscience before leaving office.
“Few people have touched more lives than Dr. Fauci — and I’m glad he’s not done yet,” the former president noted.
I will always be grateful that we had a once-in-a-century public health leader to guide us through a once-in-a-century pandemic. Few people have touched more lives than Dr. Fauci – and I’m glad he’s not done yet.
— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) August 22, 2022
Fauci issued a statement on Monday announcing he will end his 50-year tenure at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease in December.
“I am announcing today that I will be stepping down from the positions of Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) and Chief of the NIAID Laboratory of Immunoregulation, as well as the position of Chief Medical Advisor to President Brandon,” Fauci noted.
“I will be leaving these positions in December of this year to pursue the next chapter of my career,” he added.
Fauci’s resignation announcement came less than 24 hours after Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., vowed to investigate the origin of COVID-19 when the GOP takes control of the US Senate in 2023.
“I think most of the mainstream media has kept off of the airwaves a discussion of gain-of-function research or the origins of the virus, but we will get to the bottom of this,” Paul told Just the News on Sunday.
Several GOP lawmakers threatened to hold Fauci account following news of his departure., warning the NIH director’s decision to leave his government post won’t shield him from US Senate investigators.
Fauci leaving government won’t stop Republicans from holding him ‘accountable,’ lawmakers say https://t.co/ejumi3aebY
— Fox News (@FoxNews) August 22, 2022
Fauci’s resignation will not prevent a full-throated investigation into the origins of the pandemic,” the Sen. Rand Paul told Fox News on Monday.
In December, Paul pledged to put bring Fauci to justice, warning, “Fauci should go to prison for five years for lying about the origins of the COVID virus.”
“So Dr. Fauci is stepping down in December,” Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif., admonished. “That won’t stop a Republican Congress from telling the truth about his disastrous tenure and holding him accountable for the mistakes he made and the lies he told.”
So Dr. Fauci is stepping down in December.
That won’t stop a Republican Congress from telling the truth about his disastrous tenure and holding him accountable for the mistakes he made and the lies he told.
— Rep. Darrell Issa (@repdarrellissa) August 22, 2022
“The American people deserve transparency and accountability about how government officials used their taxpayer dollars, and [House Oversight Republicans] will deliver,” House Oversight Committee ranking member James Comer, R-Ky added.
Retirement can’t shield Dr. Fauci from congressional oversight.
The American people deserve transparency and accountability about how government officials used their taxpayer dollars, and @GOPoversight will deliver.
— Rep. James Comer (@RepJamesComer) August 22, 2022
“Few people have touched more lives” is an interesting phrasing of “destroyed.”
— Jenna Ellis 🍊🦅 (@JennaEllisEsq) August 22, 2022