The Biden administration stated that there are no circumstances to which Fauci would ever be fired from his position.
Psaki simply said, “No.”
“Well, I’ve talked a little bit about Dr. Fauci, and Dr. Fauci has been out doing several interviews himself and answering questions on these emails and questions that you all may have.”
“Dr. Fauci is a renowned public servant — civil servant, I should say, career civil servant; he’s overseen management of multiple global health crises, and attacks launched on him are certainly something we wouldn’t stand by.”
“I understand there’s interest in the emails. He’s answered a lot of questions on the emails; I don’t think I’m going to have much more to add on them from here.”
“Do you think these attacks on him are political, against Dr. Fauci?” Doocy asked.
“I’m gonna let Dr. Fauci speak to his own defense of his emails from 17 months ago before this president even took office.”
Doocy asked, “Does President Biden have any position on gain-of-function research?”
“Well, we have not, as Dr. Fauci has actually said repeatedly, we’ve never approved any funding for gain-of-function research in Wuhan.”
“I know, I think that’s why you’re asking the question.”
“I believe some may have been approved or there was funding approved during the prior administration.”
“There’s a framework, I should say —this not meant to be a criticism of funding and how it’s approved for different NIH programs, but I would send you to that to get more of an explanation of the funding mechanisms.”
Doocey asked, “Since you mentioned Dr. Fauci again, can you imagine any circumstance where President Biden would ever fire him?”
“No,” Psaki stated.
“Anthony Fauci’s recently released emails and investigative reporting about #COVID19origins are shocking. The time has come for Fauci to resign and for a full congressional investigation into the origins of #COVID19- and into any and all efforts to prevent a full accounting,” Josh Hawley said on Twitter.
From The Daily Wire:
Speaking at the White House press briefing on Friday, White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki gave an emphatic, monosyllabic answer when asked if she could imagine any circumstance where President Biden would ever fire Dr. Anthony Fauci.
On Friday, Sen. Josh Hawley (R-MO) urged Fauci to resign and also demanded a full congressional investigation into the multitude of recently-released emails, as well as the origins of COVID-19.