During a discussion with far-left CNN host Jim Acosta, Dr. Anthony Fauci seemed puzzled as to why anyone would want to prosecute him.
“The other thing I wanted to ask you that you, know you’ve been vilified on the far right, and we’ve seen Elon Musk tweet that his pronouns are ‘Prosecute/Fauci’, and others in the GOP have talked about arresting you and prosecuting you for your handling of Covid. What’s your response to Musk and what has that been like for your family?” asked the hysterical Acosta.
“Well, I mean, there’s no response to that craziness, Jim. I mean, prosecute me for what?”, Fauci asked, puzzled as if he has done nothing wrong and has told no lies.
“What are they talking about? I mean, I wish I could figure out what the heck they were talking about. I think they’re just going off the deep end,” said Fauci.. “It doesn’t make any sense to say something like that and it actually is irresponsible,” he added.
Fauci responds to @ElonMusk’s Tweet saying “My Pronouns are Prosecute/Fauci”:
“There’s no response to that craziness — I mean, prosecute me for what? What are they taking about”
— Benny Johnson (@bennyjohnson) March 12, 2023
Dr. Fauci might not think he did anything wrong, but House Rep. Jim Jordan disagrees. In fact, he told Benny Johnson that he is “building the case” to issue a criminal referral to Mr. Fauci.
“So, specifically before your committee, and also before Rand Paul over in the Senate, Dr. Fauci has, of course, absolved himself of all funding of gain-of-function,” Johnson said. “He said he doesn’t know anything about it. It is verifiable and demonstrable that he lied. Now, there are codes in Congress. I have a code right here, 18 U.S. Code 1001.”
“1001,” Jordan said.
“Statements — false statements to Congress,” Johnson said. “Says you can be imprisoned, says you can be imprisoned for eight years if you lie to Congress. It seems like there has never been a more clear-cut case of some individual lying to Congress.”
“Yeah, we can do — there could be a referral, but you would refer to the Biden Justice Department,” Jordan remarked. “I don’t know that — they’re going to pursue that, but you can definitely do that. You could, have to have one of the committees, the Senate Judiciary Committee could do a referral. I doubt they will with the Democrats in charge.”
“We could do a referral potentially,” he continued. “I would, frankly, prefer just to have Dr. Fauci come back in and take another round of questions here, but we’re building the case. You know, like, we had Dr. Redfield testify last week, Chairman Wenstrup did. I thought he was — I thought he was great. As were the other witnesses that were brought in.”
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“So, again, laying that foundation,” he continued. “I do think Dr. Fauci and the CDC changed the definition of gain-of-function research, so that Fauci has, like, this wiggle room, but they were juicing up this virus, no doubt about it, juicing up this virus, making it more — I don’t know the technical, but making it juiced up and more deadly, I guess, maybe the correct word.”
“Yes,” Johnson remarked.
“So, they were doing that in this lab and I think that’s clear,” Jordan said. “So, we’ll just have to see as we move through this investigation.”