Dr. Anthony Fauci was caught on a hot mic calling Sen. Roger Marshall (R-KS) a “moron” during his testimony on Capitol Hill Tuesday.
The Republican senator responded afterward, noting that Fauci, the White House chief medical adviser, is “the least trusted bureaucrat in America.”
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“I understand that Anthony Fauci had a very frustrating day: having a bombshell report show he in fact did award U.S. tax dollars for gain-of-function research at the Wuhan Institute of Virology and being called out about his personal financial disclosure during the COVID pandemic NOT being publically available must be very frustrating,” Marshall said in the statement.
“Calling me a moron during a Senate hearing may have alleviated the stress of the least trusted bureaucrat in America, but it didn’t take away from the facts,” he added.
Fauci was asked to disclose his personal finances to Congress after Forbes reported he is the highest-paid federal employee who earned $434,312 in 2020 at the height of the pandemic.
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“I don’t understand why you’re asking me that question,” Fauci said. “My financial disclosure is public knowledge and has been so for the last 37 years or so.”
“The big tech giants are doing an incredible job of keeping it from being public,” Marshall responded. “We’ll continue to look for it. Where would we find it?”
“All you have to do is ask for it,” Fauci said. “You’re so misinformed, it’s extraordinary.”
When the exchange was wrapped up, Fauci muttered under his breath: “What a moron. Jesus Christ.”
Fauci also clashed with Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY). Click here to watch that exchange on Rumble!
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