Conservatives, politicians and more react to Anthony Fauci’s resignation: ‘A plan of what not to do’

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Conservatives, politicians and many others reacted on Monday to news that Dr. Anthony Fauci was leaving in December as director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases.

“I am announcing today that I will be stepping down as Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) and Chief of NIAID’s Immunoregulatory Laboratory, as well as the position of Chief Medical Advisor to the President Joe Biden,” Fauci said in a statement. “I will leave these positions in December this year to pursue the next chapter of my career.”

Many conservatives, politicians and media personalities criticized and praised Fauci after the announcement.

“His handling of covid should be studied in the future as a plan of what not to do,” said Karol Markowicz. “More than anything else, Fauci politicized a health crisis and people died because of him. That should be the lasting memory we all have of him. He was terrible at his job and the media loved him.”

Dr. Anthony Fauci, White House chief medical adviser and director of NIAID, answers questions from Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) during a hearing of the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and pensions on Capitol Hill on January 11, 2022, in Washington, DC (Photo by Greg Nash-Pool/Getty Images)
(Greg Nash-Pool/Getty Images)

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Conservatives on Twitter have suggested Fauci step down ahead of the midterm elections and some likely Republican House wins to avoid an investigation.

“Fauci is afraid Republicans will take control of the House, at a minimum, next year. Fauci is expected to face criminal charges for lying to Congress about gaining office and covid seeking,” he said. said Outkick founder Clay Travis.

Rep. Andy Biggs, R-Arizona, said Fauci’s announcement was timely and that he resigned before House Republicans could “hold him accountable for destroying our country.”

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Country music star John Rich said he guessed Fauci had quit so he would have “time to prepare” for the “Nuremberg Code trials of 2023”.

Richard H. Ebright, a professor of chemistry and chemical biology on the Board of Governors at Rutgers University, said Fauci was a “serially evil, serially perjuring public official.” He added that he hoped Fauci would be held accountable.

Others celebrated Fauci after the announcement.

“Fauci is a giant in the world of public health — trusted by presidents of both parties for decades,” CNN “Inside Politics” host Abby Phillip said, adding that COVID-19 put him in the middle. of a “highly politicized pandemic”.

Dr. Anthony Fauci, White House Chief Medical Advisor and Director of NIAID, participates in the regular White House COVID-19 Response Team call with the National Governors Association in the South Court Auditorium in the Eisenhower's Executive Office building on the White House campus, Monday, Dec. 27, 2021, in Washington.  (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Dr. Anthony Fauci, White House Chief Medical Advisor and Director of NIAID, participates in the regular White House COVID-19 Response Team call with the National Governors Association in the South Court Auditorium in the Eisenhower’s Executive Office building on the White House campus, Monday, Dec. 27, 2021, in Washington. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
(AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

“I can’t think of a public servant who has done so much to save so many lives for such a long time as Dr Tony Fauci. And he’s a gem of a person,” the House chief of staff said. Blanche, Ron Klein.

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President Biden also released a statement regarding Fauci’s announcement.

The President's Chief Medical Advisor, Dr. Anthony Fauci, speaks during the daily briefing in the Brady Briefing Room at the White House in Washington, DC on December 1, 2021. (Photo by MANDEL NGAN / AFP)

The President’s Chief Medical Advisor, Dr. Anthony Fauci, speaks during the daily briefing in the Brady Briefing Room at the White House in Washington, DC on December 1, 2021. (Photo by MANDEL NGAN / AFP)
(Photo by MANDEL NGAN/AFP via Getty Images)

“Thanks to Dr. Fauci’s many contributions to public health, lives here in the United States and around the world have been saved,” Biden said in the statement. “As he leaves his post in the United States government, I know that the American people and the world will continue to benefit from Dr. Fauci’s expertise in everything he does next.”

“Whether you met him personally or not, he touched the lives of every American with his work,” the president continued. “I send him my most sincere thanks for his public service.”

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