MTG Warned By GOP Chair Over Fauci Disrespect

( – Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) refused to address Anthony Fauci, who served as Chief Medical Advisor to the president under Biden, as a doctor during a contentious hearing of a Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Pandemic. Her behavior drew a reprimand from Rep. Brad Wenstrup (R-OH), a podiatric physician who is the chair of the subcommittee, which is under the authority of the House Oversight and Accountability Committee.

This was Fauci’s first time testifying since he stepped down from his position as the head of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) at the end of 2022.

When it was Rep. Greene’s turn to ask Fauci questions, she called him “Mr. Fauci,” refusing to acknowledge that he is a doctor. She harshly questioned him over what she called his “abuse” of the American people, referring to his requirement that children wear masks during school and the unscientific “social distancing” guidelines put into place in public spaces.

A Democrat on the subcommittee, Rep. Jamie Raskin of Maryland, asked if they were allowed, as a point of decorum, to deny someone’s title of doctor based on dislike and mistrust of the person. Greene retorted that Fauci didn’t “deserve” to have a physician’s license and thought his license should be revoked and that Fauci “belongs in jail.”

After Greene said that, Wenstrup reprimanded her, telling her to “suspend” and to acknowledge Fauci as a doctor. Another Democrat, Rep. Robert Garcia of California, called Greene’s behavior “unacceptable,” calling Fauci a “respected member” of the healthcare community. Garcia also suggested that refusing to address him as a doctor was a “personal attack on his character.”

Greene, never one to back down from a fight, refused to call him a doctor and pushed back on the claim that Fauci was respected. Greene concluded her remarks by suggesting he should be prosecuted as a criminal for his “crimes against humanity,” adding that he belongs in prison.

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