Fauci Says ‘I Have Nothing To Hide’ Amid Rumors Of Investigations If Republicans Take House

On Tuesday, Dr. Anthony Fauci announced his resignation.

“I am announcing today that I will be stepping down from the positions of Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) and Chief of the NIAID Laboratory of Immunoregulation,” he shared in a news release.

“As well as the position of Chief Medical Advisor to President Joe Biden,” he added. “I will be leaving these positions in December of this year to pursue the next chapter of my career.”

Critics of Fauci quickly connected the dots between the timing of this announcement, and the anticipated “red tsunami” the GOP is expecting from the upcoming midterm elections.

Republicans have said that Fauci will be investigated over his actions throughout the COVID-19 pandemic if their party were to take over the House of Representatives in November.

Senator Rand Paul has been one of the leaders of this movement to hold Fauci accountable over the past 2 years, and even sent a letter to the National Institute of Health demanding they preserve all records connected to the doctor. 

“Dr. Fauci misled the American people on public health guidance throughout the pandemic, lied to Congress under oath, and funneled tax dollars to fund dangerous research in communist China.” Paul told The Daily Caller in an exclusive.

“The American people deserve transparency and accountability from the NIH regarding the COVID-19 pandemic regardless of Dr. Fauci’s future employment plans,” he added.

Fauci is denying this theory that he misled the public, however, claiming he has “nothing to hide.” And that his retirement is not correlated with fears of investigation.

“Why now, doctor? Why you leaving now?” Fox News’ Neil Cavuto asked Fauci on Tuesday.

“Well, you know, Neil, there’s no really very good time to leave; I’ve been thinking about leaving now for quite a while,” Fauci began. 

“I was going to stop down ’cause I wanted to while I was still healthy and vigorous and energetic and passionate about what I was doing, to do something outside of the sphere of the federal government,” he continued.

Cavuto later pressed the million dollar question: “So this wasn’t a way to avoid Republican investigations if they take over the House and/or the Senate?”.

“Oh, Neil, not at all,” Fauci declared. “Not even a little bit. I mean, I have nothing to hide, and I can defend everything I’ve done and every decision I’ve made, so I’m not afraid of that at all. That didn’t even come in as a minor consideration.”


“Fauci lied, people died” quickly turned into a Republican platform piece after Biden took office. And the party has rarely shied away from that point in recent months as holding the doctor accountable for misleading the public has rightfully motivated voters to vote Republican.

They are not buying the claim that Fauci stepped down to pursue a new career chapter. 

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