JASON RANTZ

Washington Rep. Newhouse: ‘Time has come’ for Dr. Fauci to step down

Jun 7, 2021, 5:18 AM
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The recent release of Dr. Anthony Fauci’s emails from early on in the pandemic have led to a flurry of questions regarding the origins of COVID-19 virus. Those are also questions that Washington Rep. Dan Newhouse believes should be the final straw for Fauci’s role as a national leader in public health.

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In one January 2020 email to Fauci from infectious disease expert Kristian Andersen, Andersen had noted that “some of the features” of the virus “look engineered,” implying that there was a possibility that it could have been developed in a Wuhan lab.

Despite that, Fauci — and much of the medical community — publicly theorized that the so-called “lab leak” theory was unlikely, and that the virus had instead began its spread in nature. But in light of recent revelations that cast possible doubts on that conclusion, Rep. Newhouse believes Fauci’s credibility is now at risk.

“I frankly don’t know what to believe anymore coming from Dr. Fauci,” he told KTTH’s Jason Rantz Show.

At this point, the exact origins of COVID-19 remain undetermined, with Newhouse calling for further investigation into what role China may have played.

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And while Fauci has long been a target for some Republicans in Congress, for Newhouse, his early-2020 emails bring troubling revelations to light for the American public.

“I think his time has come, and that we have lost confidence because of all of the things that have been uncovered over the last few weeks,” he noted.

Fauci has served as director for the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases since 1984, having led U.S. efforts against the HIV epidemic, SARS, Swine flu, Ebola, and more.

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Washington Rep. Newhouse: ‘Time has come’ for Dr. Fauci to step down