Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.), on Tuesday afternoon, June 15, officially introduced the “Fire Fauci Act,” which is seeking to reduce Dr. Anthony Fauci’s salary to zero and requiring the Senate to confirm someone to replace President Joe Biden’s chief medical advisor.
“It’s time to fire Anthony Fauci,” Greene wrote in a tweet. “My ‘Fire Fauci Act’ does exactly that. Thank you to my Republican colleagues for supporting this legislation.”
The video accompanying the tweet shows that Greene announced the act in a press briefing when she was standing with the colleagues in front of a sign stating: “Fauci lied, people died.”
“The American people have endured terrible things over the past year due to the shutdowns from COVID-19. I’m very proud to sponsor the Fire Fauci Act, and I’m grateful to my colleagues here for co-sponsoring this bill because the American people deserve answers,” the Georgia lawmaker said.
“The Fire Fauci Act will bring Dr. Fauci’s salary down to zero, and also will require the Senate to confirm someone to fill his position,” she added.
Fauci, director of the National Institute for Allergy and Infectious Diseases, is currently the highest paid government employee.
The bill comes in the wake of Fauci’s controversial emails exposed in early June, which indicate that Fauci could have misled the public regarding the origins, transmission, and mortality of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Rep. Greene, earlier this month, also sent a letter to President Joe Biden to demand an immediate investigation into Fauci’s lies and his potential involvement in the cover-up of the origins of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) Virus.
“The American people deserve answers on the Wuhan lab & Fauci deserves to be held accountable!” Greene wrote in a tweet on June 4.
The Republican congresswoman also raised numerous questions, urging the Biden administration to provide the answers by the end of June 2021.