Friday’s testimony before the House coronavirus subcommittee on Friday was supposed to be just another snoozefest with Dr. Fauci fielding the same questions from obsequious Democrats and hostile Republicans.
But viewers perked up roughly 2 hours into the hearing on Friday when Ohio Congressman Jim Jordan, one of the good doctor’s most vocal critics, was called on to ask a question.
His initial question was simple enough: “Dr. Fauci,” Jordan asked. “Can protests spread the virus?”
Considering the straightforwardness of the question, Dr. Fauci seemed surprisingly startled. He took a few moments to gather his thoughts, then responded that all large gatherings where people aren’t complying with all social distancing recommendations are ill-advised – though, the good doctor insisted, he didn’t want to make a specific judgment about what types of activities are permissible, and which aren’t.
But Jordan soon pointed out that the good doctor has made a lot of “judgment calls” – including opposing in-person worship and other practices seemingly protected by the first amendment.
Aside from the high probability that speaking out against the protests would instantly transform him into a target of deranged leftists, why does the good doctor feel justified to couch all criticisms of the protests in such mealymouthed language, while treating work, worship and other “rights” with much less respect?
He couldn’t answer. Instead, he reiterated that it wasn’t for him to say.
Far more politician than doctor. A real doctor would speak out regardless of the politics.
Let us not forget that the very man who now says we should wear goggles was seen at a baseball game with his mask either below his nose or resting on his neck not providing any safety for the two people sitting less than a foot from him.
Faux Fauci long ago ceased to be a physician and became a politician. I can remember when he was slammed for his absolute disgraceful actions when the HIV/AIDS pandemic was in full bloom.
Nevertheless, he condemned large crowds and the left wing terrorists’ “protests”, riots, vandalism and looting certainly qualifies. No, he could not draw the ire of the left by openly condemning the left’s primary tactic for terrorizing citizens to vote for them.
Jim Jordan destroyed fascist fauci.
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The man is a moron.
@Greg: Well, if massed protests, night after night, of tightly packed mobs doesn’t spread the virus, how can going to school spread the virus? Are you saying this virus KNOWS who to infect who who to leave alone?
@Deplorable Me: We all know who the moron here is!