GOP plotting probe of Fauci after midterm elections

According to a new report from The Hill, Republicans plan to probe Dr. Anthony Fauci after midterm elections, assuming they win back the House and Senate.

Senator Rand Paul said “One way or another, if we are in the majority, we will subpoena his records and he will testify in the Senate under oath.”

“If we win in November, if I’m chairman of a committee, if I have subpoena power, we’ll go after every one of [Fauci’s] records,” he said earlier this year.

Per the report:

Public health experts said a hard look needs to be taken at the totality of the U.S. response to the pandemic across both the Trump and Biden administrations, but without getting into partisan finger-pointing.

“If you want to have a hearing, you need it to be a credible one. And that has to have a purpose. Other than going out to an 81 year old man,” said Georges Benjamin, executive director of the American Public Health Association.

Benjamin has been among the health advocates pushing for an independent commission modeled on the 9/11 Commission to be formed to examine the pandemic response.

“It should be designed to actually get to the right answers. Until they do that, you know, they’re going to continue to politicize it,” Benjamin said.