Pompeo: Fauci ‘Should No Longer Be Serving in American Government’

Top infectious disease expert Dr. Anthony Fauci responds to accusations by Sen. Rand Paul (R., Ky.) as he testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., July 20, 2021. (J. Scott Applewhite/Reuters)

Former secretary of state Mike Pompeo is escalating his attacks on Dr. Anthony Fauci, telling National Review that the top NIH official should be removed from his post for refusing to acknowledge that the U.S. was funding dangerous virology research in China — and for continuing to defend such funding despite the events of the past year.

During several tense exchanges with Senator Rand Paul, Fauci has argued that the research being conducted in Wuhan with American dollars does not qualify as “gain-of-function,” though previously published papers by Chinese scientists credit the U.S. with funding experiments designed to make bat coronaviruses

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