Republican Kansas Senator Roger Marshall fired back at WH chief medical advisor Dr. Fauci this week for calling him a “moron” on a hot mic during the hearing.
Fauci and Dr. Rochelle Walensky have testified in front of the Senate Committee on Education, Labor, Health, and Pensions about how the Biden administration is responding to the most recent spike in COVID-19 cases throughout the U.S. After pressing Dr. Fauci on the accessibility of his financial disclosures, the top medical advisor was heard calling Marshall, a gynecologist and an obstetrician, a “moron.”
Marshall hit back by calling Dr. Fauci “the least trusted person in the United States” in a statement this week. He called on Fauci to tell the “truth” and “facts” to the Senate in relation to his financial disclosures.
“Calling me a moron in a Senate hearing might have alleviated the stress of the bureaucrat that is the least trusted in America, but it did not take away from what the facts are. We need to hear the truth Dr. Fauci!” the senator said.
In a statement he made earlier, Marshall had pointed to Fauci’s alleged “frustration” of being called out for his disclosures “not” being disclosed publicly. He further echoed previous claims that the top medical advisor knowingly funded the gain-of-function research at the Wuhan lab in China.
Fauci, who has a $400,000 salary, told Dr. Marshall he had “amazingly wrong” information on this, claiming his financial disclosures are completely “accessible” and have been made accessible to the public for years ever since he was hired at the NIAID. Marshall further questioned him on the role he played in gain-of-function research and asked for the experiments to be banned due to its reported contribution in making and spreading the coronavirus.
Fauci also sparred with Republican Kentucky Senator Rand Paul over his alleged attempt to “suppress” some information from prominent scientists relating to the lab-leak theory. The republican senator cited emails that show Dr. Fauci and his colleagues dismissing the theory and criticizing the scientists that were investigating the theory, though Dr. Fauci had denied calling the lab-leak a “conspiracy” and accused Senator Paul of instigating a December 21 assassination attempt against him.