Republican Congressman Madison Cawthorn of North Carolina said on Thursday’s edition of Just the Truth on Real America’s Voice that Doctor Anthony Fauci is a “pawn of the Chinese Communist Party” and vowed that if the GOP retakes control of the House of Representatives in 2022 that Fauci will be referred to the United States Department of Justice for criminal prosecution.
For what crime, you ask? Cawthorn and several other right-wing politicians believe that Fauci has been dishonest with Congress – and likewise the American people – about the origins of COVID-19 as well as vaccinations. But the truth is that Fauci has become a conservative punching bag and scapegoat to distract from former President Donald Trump’s willful failure to protect the American people from the coronavirus.
Cawthorn accused Fauci of engineering COVID-19 to be more easily transmitted between animals and humans.
“Dr. Fauci knows he’s been working as a pawn of the Chinese Communist Party. He’s been funding through the NIH with our tax dollars what I consider to be militaristic research on how to make an animal virus more transmissible to humans,” Cawthorn told the propaganda network.
There is no veracity whatsoever to what Cawthorn is claiming. In fact, it borders on slander.
“So I think it’s very well-founded to refer this to the DOJ. Jenna, I will just tell you, unfortunately, the DOJ is under the control of the Biden Administration, so what’s gonna come of it, I don’t know, but I’ll tell you when we take the majority back in 2022, I’ll make sure consequences are doled out,” the freshman lawmaker said. “We want to prosecute this guy to the full ability of the law, because I’ll tell you, to lie to the American people just to get your name in the news, just to see your face on the cover of books, just to get fame or fortune, I’ll tell ya, Doctor Anthony Fauci does not deserve either fame or fortune.”
Does anybody have a mirror?
Watch below via Right Wing Watch:
Rep. Madison Cawthorn vows that if the GOP gains control of the House in 2022, he will "make sure that consequences are doled out" to Dr. Anthony Fauci: "We want to prosecute this guy to the full ability of the law." pic.twitter.com/kFN0rGOCGJ
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