Sunday 27 November 2022 04:26 PM Fauci says he WILL testify before House Republicans if asked and rips GOP's ... trends now

Sunday 27 November 2022 04:26 PM Fauci says he WILL testify before House Republicans if asked and rips GOP's ... trends now
Sunday 27 November 2022 04:26 PM Fauci says he WILL testify before House Republicans if asked and rips GOP's ... trends now

Sunday 27 November 2022 04:26 PM Fauci says he WILL testify before House Republicans if asked and rips GOP's ... trends now

Dr. Anthony Fauci said on Sunday that he will 'of course' testify before House Republicans next year if asked, but ripped the GOP for running 'anti-Fauci' platforms in the recent midterm elections.

House Republicans' many threats to investigate the Biden administration will get the chance to materialize next year after they narrowly won back the majority in Congress' lower chamber.

A large share of those have been targeted at the White House chief medical adviser and his role in handling the COVID-19 pandemic's public health policies.

Speaking to CBS News' Face The Nation on Sunday, Fauci would not give any details on his post-retirement plans, but said he was ready to testify before Congress to defend his record.

He did concede there were 'absolutely' legitimate questions to be asked about the virus' potential origins in China - though on he blamed the Trump administration's 'accusatory' approach to Beijing for the lack of answers today.

'I'm very much in favor of- of legitimate oversight. Absolutely. I mean, I've testified before Congress, given the 38 years that I've been director [of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases], literally hundreds of times, in many oversight hearings,' Fauci said confidently.

The veteran virologist has faced a slew of attacks over the GOP's skepticism and lingering anger over COVID-19 lockdowns and remote schooling, among other protective measures. 

Prominent Republicans have painted him as a power-hungry bureaucrat who basked in the public prominence he gained during the pandemic. Fauci himself has said that the increased vitriol has led to threats against him and his family. 

Dr. Anthony Fauci said he would comply with House Republicans' investigations if asked to testify next year

Dr. Anthony Fauci said he would comply with House Republicans' investigations if asked to testify next year

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Asked about the 'personal' nature his future testimony is likely to be, the doctor turned the blame onto Republicans for having 'clearly politicized it' before his hearing even begins.

'I'm not political at all, period. I've never been, and anybody who knows anything about me knows that that's the case,' Fauci said.

'But it is very clear when people

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