Over the course of the last several months, Dr. Anthony Fauci has repeatedly found himself in the brambles of controversy, scratched and torn by the GOP over what they see as a dereliction of duties.
Often, these attacks come from Kentucky Senator Rand Paul, who seems to have a real hankering for harassing the nation’s top epidemiologist.
This week, however, it was Senator Roger Marshall of Kansas who got into it with Dr. Fauci…and the doctor wasn’t having it.
During a Tuesday hearing of the Senate health committee, Sen. Roger Marshall (R-Kan.) questioned Fauci about his salary and personal investments.
“As the highest-paid employee in the entire federal government, yes or no, would you be willing to submit to Congress and the public a financial disclosure that includes your past and current investments?” Marshall asked.
Visibly perplexed, Fauci informed Marshall that his personal finances have been public for decades, as required by law.
“The Big Tech giants are doing an incredible job of keeping it from being public,” Marshall fired back. “We’ll continue to look for it. Where would we find it?”
“All you have to do is ask for it!” Fauci replied. “You’re so misinformed, it’s extraordinary.”
Then came Fauci’s angst.
The testy exchange ended with a sheepish Marshall saying that he and his team look forward to reviewing the documents.
As committee Chair Sen. Patty Murray (D-Wash.) called on the next senator for their round of questioning, a hot mic caught Fauci ridiculing Marshall.
“What a moron,” Fauci said. “Jesus Christ.”
The moment was making the rounds on social media on Wednesday.
HOT MIC MOMENT: After clashing with GOP Sen. Roger Marshall, Dr. Fauci was caught muttering, "what a moron," followed by "Jesus Christ." pic.twitter.com/merKU3BGAJ
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Fauci’s continued agitation has many wondering whether or not it’s time for the doc to step down.