Dr. Fauci Brings up January 6th and Ted Cruz in Incredibly Bizarre Interview Exchange

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The highest-paid man in the US government, Dr. Anthony Fauci, was on TV again this weekend, doing a sit-down interview with CBS News’ Margaret Brennan. RedState has already reported on some of the absurdities previously released, but they truly saved the good stuff for Sunday.

In what can only be described as an incredibly bizarre exchange, Fauci brings up January 6th and declares that attacks on him are attacks on science itself. This man’s ego knows no bounds.

MARGARET BRENNAN: Senator Cruz told the attorney general you should be prosecuted.

DR. FAUCI: Yeah. I have to laugh at that. I should be prosecuted? What happened on Jan. 6, senator?

MARGARET BRENNAN: Do you think that this is about making you a scapegoat to deflect–

DR. FAUCI: Of course-

MARGARET BRENNAN: –From President Trump?

DR. FAUCI: Of course, you have to be asleep not to figure that one out.

MARGARET BRENNAN: Well, there are a lot of Republican senators taking aim at this. I mean–

DR. FAUCI: That’s OK, I’m just going to do my job and I’m going to be saving lives and they’re going to be lying.

The mention of prosecution has to do with the fact that Fauci pretty clearly lied to Congress when he insisted that the NIH had not funded gain-of-function research at the Wuhan Institute of Virology. Documents were later released that showed that they had done so, though the government rushed to change definitions online to try to cover themselves. In short, Rand Paul was right, and last I checked, lying to Congress is a crime. That’s why Ted Cruz suggested that Fauci should be prosecuted.

Yet, instead of offering some kind of salient defense of his past falsehoods, Fauci says to ask Ted Cruz about January 6th. What does Cruz have to do with January 6th? The answer is absolutely nothing. Cruz did not have any contact with anyone who entered the Capitol Building that day, nor did he do anything but condemn their actions.

And is the good doctor just unaware that lots of people are, in fact, being harshly prosecuted over January 6th? Ironically, by bringing that up to snark at Cruz, Fauci is making an affirmative case for his own prosecution. It also shows that he is every bit the far-left conspiracy theorist some have suspected.

That kind of idiotic response from Fauci completely gives away who he is (not that it’s been previously a secret). This guy is a politician, through and through. There’s a reason he started attacking Donald Trump in the months leading up to the 2020 election. He knew that he had to keep his seat at the table, and he was more than happy to suck up to Democrats to make sure that happened.

But, it’s more than that. Fauci himself is a rabid liberal and always has been. The assertions of the last several years, where he’s been painted as some kind of unbiased public servant, were always nonsense.

But perhaps the most absurd thing Fauci says here is that attacking him amounts to attacking science. This is a man who has lied multiple times throughout the pandemic. Even past that, he’s been wrong more times than I can keep track of. Yet, he wants to assert that any questioning of him is an attack on the institution of science itself? That’s a tyrannical notion that assumes he is simply above reproach and should never be held accountable. Any government official with that attitude deserves to be fired immediately, not lauded as an “expert.”

Yet, the legend of Fauci lives on, at least within the press and Democrat circles. This guy is a menace to society and a draining leech on the taxpayers who keep paying his salary. That he made it out of the Trump era without being fired will always be one of the former president’s biggest mistakes.