Democrats Go on Defense as MTG's Questioning of Fauci Turns Explosive

Democrats Go on Defense as MTG's Questioning of Fauci Turns Explosive

On Monday, Democrats tried to shut down Republican Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene of Georgia as she questioned Dr. Anthony Fauci about his medical credentials and pandemic advice, suggesting he should be imprisoned.

Greene also displayed images of puppies used in experiments allegedly approved by Fauci during his tenure as director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases.

Fauci, who was a prominent figure in the early White House COVID-19 response, appeared at a House Oversight and Accountability Subcommittee hearing on the Coronavirus Pandemic.

During her allotted time, Greene stirred controversy by refusing to refer to Fauci as a “doctor” and accused him of admitting to fabricating social distancing guidelines at the pandemic’s outset.

Using a headline from the U.K.’s Daily Mail, Greene reminded Fauci of his admission and cited his self-declaration as the embodiment of “science.”

“You said you represent science, do you represent science, Mr. Fauci? Yes or no?” she pressed.

Fauci replied that he did not consider it a “yes or no” question, to which Greene retorted, “I’ll take that as a, ‘You don’t know what you represent.’”

When Fauci denied "making up" suggestions like the six-foot social distancing rule, claiming they “appeared,” Greene intensified her critique.

“Do the American people deserve to be abused like that, Mr. Fauci?” she asked rhetorically. “Because you’re not ‘doctor,’ you’re ‘mister’ in my few minutes.”

Greene then shared an image of two beagle puppies, referencing a 2022 report from the White Coat Waste Project, which claimed Fauci and the NIAID approved experiments on dogs, including procedures where their vocal cords were removed to prevent barking or crying.

Democrats quickly interjected with objections.

Democratic Rep. Jamie Raskin of Maryland questioned, “Just in terms of the rules of decorum, are we allowed to deny that a doctor is a doctor just because we don’t want him to be a doctor?”

Greene responded, “Yes, because in my time, that man does not deserve to have a license. As a matter of fact, it should be revoked, and he belongs in prison.”

Raskin argued that Greene was out of line for addressing Fauci, who he described as “respected,” in such a manner.

Greene reclaimed her time, insisting Fauci was “not respected.”

“I reclaim my time!” she asserted as the hearing descended into disorder, with Democrats continuing to object.

Eventually, as The Hill reported, Greene was admonished by fellow Republican Rep. Brad Wenstrup of Ohio, the committee chairman.

Wenstrup instructed Greene to “suspend” her comments and acknowledge Fauci’s medical credentials.

Greene resumed her questioning by criticizing Fauci for throwing out the first pitch at a Major League Baseball game in July 2020 and later not wearing a mask while socializing in the empty stands.

She reminded him that due to his recommendations, millions of Americans were confined to their homes, and children nationwide missed valuable classroom time and had to wear masks.

Concluding her interrogation, Greene again suggested Fauci should be imprisoned.

“You know what this committee should be doing?” she said. “We should be recommending you to be prosecuted. We should be writing a criminal referral because you should be prosecuted for crimes against humanity.”

Greene concluded, “You belong in prison, Dr. Fauci.”

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