August 24, 2022

Dr. Fauci: Retiring Before He Can Be Fired?

  • The Hill

By Ophelia Garrett

In Brief: 

Dr. Anthony Fauci became a household name in 2020, thanks to Covid-19. 

But that was far from his first major play in US politics and procedures. His career spans 50 years, and it is finally coming to an end – at least, as far as his position in the Biden bureaucracy as the highest-paid government official in the country.

The Background: 

Currently, Fauci is the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), the chief of the NIAID Laboratory of Immunoregulation, and chief medical advisor to President Joe Biden.

Back in July, Fauci announced he would be retiring at the end of Biden’s term as president. However, he has now decided to leave this coming December. 

Interestingly, Fauci’s announcement coincides with Republicans vowing to investigate him and his work should they take power in November.

The Daily Wire reported, “Dr. Anthony Fauci announced Monday morning that he would retire from the federal government in December, and his timing could not be more impeccable as it looks all but certain that the GOP will soon have the authority to begin investigating Fauci’s handling of the COVID pandemic.”

“The top investigation — which I think will primarily be done on the Oversight Committee — is on Fauci and the gain of function and the lab leak, which is the most likely scenario how we got this virus,” Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) told Breitbart News

Notable Quotes: 

“If we win in November, if I’m chairman of a committee, if I have subpoena power, we’ll go after every one of [Fauci’s] records.” – Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY)

What do you think?