Dr. Anthony Fauci Gets Blasted To Smithereens By ‘Cruz Missile’ Over War Of Words Concerning ‘Science’

Texas Republican Sen. Ted Cruz launched a missile at Dr. Anthony Fauci during a battle of words concerning the mixing of science, politics, and COVID-19.

Cruz blasted Fauci in a sharply worded tweet thread that was in response to Fauci, who is currently serving as President Joe Biden’s Chief Medical Advisor, who went on to condemn GOP senators for their “dangerous” rhetoric aimed at him, and by extension, science.

“Fauci is an unelected technocrat who has distorted science and facts in order to exercise authoritarian control over millions of Americans,” Cruz stated in his post Sunday evening. “He lives in a liberal world where his smug ‘I REPRESENT science’ attitude is praised.”

via Washington Examiner:

Fauci made headlines earlier in the day during an interview on CBS News’s Face the Nation in which he criticized the “noise” from Republicans including Cruz and Sen. Rand Paul, who have accused him of lying about funding gain-of-function research. In making his case, he equated science to himself.

“They’re really criticizing science, because I represent science. That’s dangerous. To me, that’s more dangerous than the slings and the arrows that get thrown at me. And if you damage science, you are doing something very detrimental to society long after I leave,” he stated during the interview.

Moments earlier in the interview, Fauci, who is the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, quipped about the Capitol riot on Jan. 6 when asked about Cruz, one of several GOP lawmakers who has attacked him.

“Yeah. I have to laugh at that. I should be prosecuted? What happened on Jan. 6, senator?” Fauci went on to say.

Cruz was one of the GOP senators who committed to challenging the results of the 2020 election in the lead-up to Jan. 6. Although the riot disrupted the process of counting the electoral votes, President Joe Biden’s victory was soon affirmed.

Cruz is also one of the Republican lawmakers who has accused the White House Chief Medical Examiner of lying to Congress concerning the funding of gain-of-funding research at the Wuhan lab in China where the very first COVID cases were reported back in 2019.

“The NIH said last month that one particular group under scrutiny, EcoHealth Alliance, violated grant rules in failing to report research findings on mice becoming sicker when infected by a certain bat coronavirus. The nonprofit group contends it did meet reporting requirement,” the report said.

“Fauci has denied that the National Institutes of Health funded risky gain-of-function research, and the NIH rejected claims that it provided money that went toward such work led to the pandemic, but critics including Paul contend the NIH letter confirms that the Wuhan lab collaborator had indeed been conducting gain-of-function research,” the WE report said.

Cruz wasn’t finished with just the one tweet:

Sen. Paul also decided to fire off a few shots at Fauci over his interview, tweeting, “The absolute hubris of someone claiming THEY represent science. It’s astounding and alarming that a public health bureaucrat would even think to claim such a thing, especially one who has worked so hard to ignore the science of natural immunity.”

Apparently, Fauci doesn’t understand the saying, “you don’t mess with Texas.” Maybe after the lashing from Cruz, Fauci will learn his lesson.

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