There is no doubt whatsoever that Dr. Anthony Fauci has been a favorite target of the GOP of late, often finding himself in heated exchanges with Republican Senators such as Rand Paul and Roger Marshall.
The latest escalation comes as Marshall grilled Fauci over the ability of the American people to take a look at his personal financial information. A hot microphone caught Fauci expressing how he really feels about the Kansas lawmaker.
During a Tuesday hearing of the Senate health committee, Sen. Roger Marshall (R-Kan.) questioned Fauci about his salary and personal investments.
“As the highest-paid employee in the entire federal government, yes or no, would you be willing to submit to Congress and the public a financial disclosure that includes your past and current investments?” Marshall asked.
Visibly perplexed, Fauci informed Marshall that his personal finances have been public for decades, as required by law.
“The Big Tech giants are doing an incredible job of keeping it from being public,” Marshall fired back. “We’ll continue to look for it. Where would we find it?”
“All you have to do is ask for it!” Fauci replied. “You’re so misinformed, it’s extraordinary.”
The testy exchange ended with a sheepish Marshall saying that he and his team look forward to reviewing the documents.
As committee Chair Sen. Patty Murray (D-Wash.) called on the next senator for their round of questioning, a hot mic caught Fauci ridiculing Marshall.
“What a moron,” Fauci said. “Jesus Christ.”
The exchange has many wondering if Fauci is still in the right mindset to remain in office.