As Fauci retires, remember that Murkowski sided with him against reopening the economy

Dr. Anthony Fauci, Chief Medical Advisor to the White House, today announced that he will step down from all of his positions in the federal government in December. For more than five decades, Fauci has served in a variety of capacities in the government including as Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases and Chief of the NIAID Laboratory of Immunoregulation.

Alaska Republican U.S. Senate candidate Kelly Tshibaka today issued the following statement:

“Many Americans believe the federal government’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic has been heavy-handed and ineffective, and unconstitutionally infringed on personal liberties. And almost all of it can be attributed to advice from Dr. Anthony Fauci.

“Because of Dr. Fauci, people were forced to choose between taking the COVID shot or losing their job. Honorable members of our armed forces were discharged for choosing not to take the shot. The economy was crushed, small businesses and the jobs they created were lost forever, and our children had more than a year of education stolen from them.

“All the while, Dr. Fauci posed for magazine covers and enjoyed his celebrity treatment on talk shows and in public appearances. But he misled Congress about having funded gain-of-function research on deadly viruses, admitted that he lied to the country about whether they should wear masks, and resisted pinpointing China as responsible in the worldwide outbreak.

“When President Trump pushed for the economy to reopen, Dr. Fauci argued against it, and Lisa Murkowski sided with Fauci over the people of Alaska, saying ‘I think we need to follow the experts here.’ Murkowski chose Dr. Fauci over the needs of our own people. Similarly, when Republican senators introduced legislation to terminate Fauci and decentralize the authority of his position into three different offices, Murkowski voted with Biden and the Democrats to save Fauci’s job.

“When I’m the next senator from Alaska, I hope we will get to the bottom of everything that went wrong during COVID and implement protections during pandemic emergencies to ensure someone like Dr. Fauci never is able to abuse his authority again. No single person – who does not answer to voters – should ever again wield such immense power.”

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