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If GOP win Congress, DeSantis calls for Fauci's 'reckoning'

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Following Anthony Fauci's announcement that he is stepping down soon, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis called on Republican members of Congress to investigate the White House COVID-19 adviser.

“If the Republicans take control, we need a reckoning on all of this,” he told Dan Bongino, adding that during the pandemic, Fauci “criticized me every step of the way.” The 81-year-old White House adviser had been “wrong on all the important” issues relating to COVID-19, said the governor.

For example, said DeSantis, Fauci tried to “sow fear in the population and scared a lot of parents” when he called for schools to be shut down for in-person learning. “We can never go down that road,” DeSantis said, adding that Fauci and other federal government officials in the future will again pivot to saying that lockdown measures did not go far enough.

A video played by Bongino of Fauci asserting that lockdowns associated with COVID-19 did not harm people was shown after he made his comments about Fauci.

“In Florida, we will not let them lock you down,” the governor said during an event in December 2021. “We will not let them take your jobs, we will not let them harm your businesses, we will not let them close your schools.

29 August 2022


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