President Joe Biden said Friday that he still has dr. Anthony Fauci supports following thousands of emails from Fauci.
‘Yes, I’m very confident in dr. Fauci, ‘Biden told reporters at the Rehoboth Convention Center in Delaware in response to a written question.
Biden’s public support is an increasing number of Republicans requesting Fauci’s resignation, claiming that the email shows questionable activity by the longtime head of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases.
“Anthony Fauci’s recently launched emails and investigative reporting on the origin of # COVID19 are shocking. The time has come for Fauci to resign and for a full congressional inquiry into the origins of # COVID19 – and after all efforts to prevent full accounting, ‘Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) Said in a statement Friday. said. morning.
Rep. Mo Brooks (R-Ala.) Also said he believes Fauci should be terminated.
“Dr. Fauci was wrong about COVID-19, and he should be held accountable. He has no business working on behalf of the American people. Fauci should be fired immediately,” Brooks said in a tweet.
Other Republicans, including House Republican Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.), The top Republican on the House Select subcommittee on the coronavirus crisis, had earlier asked Fauci to testify before Congress about what he knows about U.S. funding. for Chinese coronavirus research.
Biden was hit for his support of Fauci. Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) accuses the White House of ‘protecting’ Fauci, while rep. Andy Biggs (R-Ariz.) Accuses: ‘Fauci lied and the WH continues to cover him up.’
The thousands of emails were published by BuzzFeed News, which obtained them at the request of the Freedom of Information Act. They showed that Fauci and his team had scrambled to respond to allegations that the CCP (Chinese Communist Party) virus, which causes COVID-19, originated in the Wuhan Institute of Virology and escaped through a laboratory leak.
In one case, Fauci sent an email to a deputy director at his agency requesting him to keep his phone and read an article about the origin of the virus. “You will have tasks to do today,” he wrote.
The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases did not respond to repeated requests for comment. Fauci said during an appearance on NewsNation this week that the email tends to be taken out of context.
‘The only problem is that they are really ripe to be taken out of their context, where someone can stick out a sentence in an email without showing the other emails and saying’ based on an email post by dr. Fauci, he said that so-and-so, ‘where you do not really have the full context,’ he said.
The released emails can be viewed here.
Biden’s support also comes a day after White House press secretary Jen Psaki declined to comment on the content of the messages.
‘On Doctor Fauci’s and his e-mails, he’s talked a lot about this a lot over the last few days – over the last few days, and we’ll have him speak for himself. And he was an unmistakable asset in our country’s pandemic response, “Psaki told reporters in Washington:” Of course, it is not so beneficial for me to report the content of emails from 17 months ago. ‘
Biden was not informed of the email, she added.
Psaki described Fauci on Friday as a “famous civil servant in his career” and said she could not imagine a scenario that the White House would ask to fire him.
Fauci, who served on the White House’s Coronavirus Task Force during the Trump administration, received criticism from Trump this week.