Republican Rep. Madison Cawthorn, Donald Trump’s 25-year-old superfan from North Carolina, made the bizarre claim that Dr.Anthony Fauci could be in legal danger if Cawthorn’s party regains control of the House during the elections. midterm elections next year.
The first-term congressman told a fringe right-wing website on Wednesday that Fauci, the country’s top infectious disease expert, could be ‘sued’ by a Republican-controlled House – the limits of power of Congress would apparently be doomed.
“We want to prosecute this guy in the full capacity of the law,” Cawthorn told Real America’s Voice, claiming that Fauci had told unspecified lies for “fame and fortune.”
The House of Representatives does not enforce laws, and although it has investigative power and the power to impeach, Fauci himself cannot be impeached.
Although the information available about the virus has changed over time, Fauci has consistently encouraged Americans to follow the advice of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Cawthorn, meanwhile, used his platform to warn Americans against efforts to make coronavirus vaccines readily available. At the Conservative Political Action Conference earlier this month, he asserted that such efforts could lead authorities to go “door to door” to “take your guns” and “take your Bibles”.
Fauci, who heads the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, has become a frequent target of the GOP’s wrath in the coronavirus era for refusing to bow down to Trump’s Republicans. Trump openly criticized Fauci last month, calling him “not a great doctor but a great promoter” during a speech at a rally in Cawthorn home state.
In his interview on Wednesday, Cawthorn endorsed Senator Rand Paul’s call to send Fauci back to the Department of Justice, although he acknowledged that the request is likely to go nowhere.
“Jenna, I’ll just tell you, unfortunately the DOJ is currently under the control of the Biden administration,” Cawthorn told host Jenna Ellis, an attorney. “What’s going to come out of it, I don’t know, but I’ll tell you, when we take back the majority in 2022, I’ll make sure the consequences are distributed.” “
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