Fauci’s $10 Million in Investments Revealed by Senator He Called ‘Moron’
White House chief medical advisor Dr. Anthony Fauci’s public financial records from 2020 were disclosed last week, revealing he and his wife hold $10.4 million in investments.
The information was made public by Kansas Republican Sen. Roger Marshall after a heated exchange between the two men last week during a hearing after which Fauci referred to Marshall as a “moron.”
In addition to millions in investments, Fauci is the nation’s highest-paid federal employee, earning more than $434,000 in total compensation per year.
“Dr. Fauci lied to the American people. He is more concerned with being a media star and posing for the cover of magazines than he is being honest with the American people and holding China accountable for the COVID pandemic that has taken the lives of almost 850 thousand Americans,” Sen. Marshall said.
“Just like he has misled the American people about sending taxpayers dollars to Wuhan, China to fund gain-of-function research, about masks, testing, and more, Dr. Fauci was completely dishonest about his financial disclosures being open to the public – it’s no wonder he is the least trusted bureaucrat in America,” Marshall stated.
Now Marshall is planning to introduce the Financial Accountability for Uniquely Compensated Individuals (FAUCI) Act to require the financial disclosures of public officials be added to the Office of Government Ethics website.
During the hearing with Fauci last week, Marshall asked the doctor, “Finally, will you commit today to release all records – fully un-redacted – by the end of this week – so Congress and the American people can know the truth about NIH’s role and the origin of COVID-19?”
Now the truth is out, all $10.4 million of it. Experts will be taking a closer look at some of the companies involved, including those specific to China, and whether the new information supports a conflict of interest.
As Marshall noted in the hearing, 2020 statistics showed 20.2 million infections and 361,000 COVID-19 deaths. The following year showed 34.7 million infections and 462,000 deaths. If accurate, the efforts Fauci is leading are getting worse, not better. Americans should expect more accountability for the failures rather than less.
During the hearing, Marshall’s other question was spot on as well: “Dr. Fauci, 59% of Americans do not have a favorable opinion of you. Frankly, honestly, you’ve lost your reputation. The American people do not trust the words coming out of your mouth. Every day you appear on TV, you do more damage than good when it comes to educating the public on COVID. Suppose you were leading a team in an effort to try to get people to stop smoking cigarettes, but every time your spokesperson gets on television, over half of the nation goes out and buys a pack of Marlboros. Wouldn’t you stop that person from appearing on national television?”
Fauci has lost his credibility with Americans, and rightly so. The question is not regarding how to respond to the new information regarding Fauci’s personal investments.