Sen. John Kennedy Tells Fauci to 'Cut the Crap' and Then He Gets Tough

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As we reported yesterday, Dr. Anthony Fauci was on Meet the Press with Chuck Todd yesterday and doubled down on the notion that people daring to call into questions some of his statements and actions were “attacking science.”

“It’s very dangerous, Chuck, because a lot of what you’re seeing as attacks on me quite frankly are attacks on science because all of the things that I have spoken about consistently from the very beginning have been fundamentally based on science…If you are trying to get at me as a public health official and a scientist, you’re really attacking not only Dr. Anthony Fauci, you’re attacking science. And anybody that looks at what’s going on, clearly sees that. You have to be asleep not to see that. That is what’s going on. Science and the truth are being attacked.”

How pretentious and defensive can he be? Apparently, after a year of media treating him like he’s a god, he thinks he is one — He Who Is Not to Be Questioned. Moreover, he seems to be spending an awful lot of time going on media to defend himself, does he still have a real job?

Sen. John Kennedy (R-LA), who is known for expressing himself without mincing words, let Fauci have it over all this. Kennedy told Fauci that he needed to “cut the crap” on Sean Hannity’s show on Fox last night.

From NY Post:

“But Dr. Fauci needs to cut the crap. This isn’t about Dr. Fauci. It’s not about his feelings, and I’m sorry if his feelings were hurt. You know, maybe he ought to buy an emotional support pony.

“But we’re not debating dance moves on TikTok here,” the colorful senator continued. “We’re talking about millions of human lives.” [….]

“Dr. Fauci gave a lot of US taxpayer money to the Wuhan lab for Chinese scientists to research bat coronaviruses. Neither Dr. Fauci nor any of his people can guarantee us that the Chinese scientists didn’t use that money to do gain-of-function research and turn a normal virus into a super-charged virus. They weren’t monitored, Dr. Fauci and his people didn’t monitor the lab, and it’s not like it hasn’t happened before.”

Kennedy also made another great point.

“Do you really think if China could prove that this virus occurred naturally, in nature, that it would withhold that evidence? No, it would be screaming it from the rooftop to get the world off its back.”

Exactly. If we didn’t already know there was a problem from their cover-ups, their very silence on this and attempts to blame the U.S. tell us all we need to know.

Kennedy said that Fauci needs to answer these questions otherwise “the American people are going to end up trusting Dr. Pepper more than Dr. Fauci.”

Thinking we may already be a bit past that point. But gotta love John Kennedy, because as usual he punctures pomposity by cutting straight through to the core point. Fauci needs to stop spinning and answer up.