Moments ago, as he departed Rehoboth Beach to go back to the White House, President Biden said he’s “very confident” in his chief medical adviser Dr. Anthony Fauci despite controversy over his released emails.
“Yes, I’m very confident in Dr. Fauci,” Biden told reporters.
Meanwhile, House Republicans are saying it’s “imperative” Fauci testify before congressional committees.
House Republican Whip Steve Scalise and House Oversight Committee Ranking Member James Comer wrote a letter to Democrats arguing Fauci’s newly released emails from FOIA filing “debunk many Democrats’ claims from the past year,” including that he and other scientists were “muzzled” by the Trump administration.
Scalise and Comer wrote “More importantly, the emails contain new evidence regarding the origins of COVID-19, including the possibility it leaked from a U.S. taxpayer funded laboratory.”
“It is now imperative that Dr. Fauci come before our Committees to provide information related to the origins of the novel coronavirus as well as the U.S. government’s role in funding research that may have contributed to the development of the novel coronavirus,” they continued.
Kentucky Senator Rand Paul wrote in an email to supporters “As you can see, emails that have been released now under Freedom of Information Act show two very important things: FAUCI has been lying. I’ve been right all along.”