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erienewsnow.com 12 Jan, 2022 03:45 am

Fauci spars with GOP lawmakers during tense Omicron hearing - Erie News Now

Fauci spars with GOP lawmakers during tense Omicron hearing - Erie News Now
By Paul LeBlanc, CNN

Rand Paul and Roger Marshall came in a hearing on the federal response to the Omicron variant of Covid-19 as the Biden administration faces growing scrutiny alongside record hospitalizations, testing challenges and messaging frustration -- issues the GOP has seized on.' So, go to Rand Paul website.Rand Paul and, to some extent, Sen."What happens when he gets out and accuses me of things that are completely untrue is that all of a sudden that kindles the crazies out there and I have life -- threats upon my life -- harassment of my family, and my children, with obscene phone calls because people are lying about me," Fauci said before suggesting the Kentucky Republican was attacking him as a way of raising money.

" Speaking with CNN's Anderson Cooper on "AC360" Tuesday evening, Fauci said public health officials "should be having to respond to tough questions.Early in the hearing, after Paul sought to cast Fauci as a "dangerous" government official, the White House chief medical adviser and top infectious disease expert said such rhetoric "kindles the crazies" and has led to threats against his family.

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