Dr. Anthony Fauci (Screengrab Rumble)
When Fauci refuses to answer questions and accuses Congressman Jim Jordan of “ranting,” Jordan fires back, “Here’s how it works, Dr. Fauci. I get to ask you the questions.”
U. S. – United States Congressman Jim Jordan (R-OH) had a fiery exchange Thursday with Dr. Anthony Fauci after Fauci refused to say when COVID-19 restrictions may possibly end.
Fauci had said as cases go down people can be more “flexible” about lifting restrictions across the U.S. He wouldn’t, however, even provide the Congressman with an estimate when that may occur.
“Give us your best guess then,” said Jordan.
“I just did,” replied Fauci.
“No you didn’t,” Jordan shot back. “You didn’t give us a time. Are we gonna be here two years from now wearing masks and asking Dr. Fauci the same question?”
Fauci cuts Jordan off and says, “You’re ranting again.”
That’s when Jordan fires back, “Here’s how it works, Dr. Fauci. I get to ask you the questions.
“You’re the highest-paid official in the US government,” Jordan told Fauci. “You’ve given us your advice on baseball, on dating apps, cruise ships. You told us zero masks, one mask, two masks, now back to one mask.
“I’m just asking you when it’s going to end?” continued Jordan.
“You can say I’m ranting; I’m actually asking the question for the citizens I get the privilege of representing. My name actually goes on a ballot. I don’t think your name has ever been on a ballot; my name goes on a ballot.
“The citizens I represent want to know the answer to when they can get their liberties back,” said Jordan. “You can call that ranting, I call that standing up for the Constitution, which I take an oath to uphold, Dr. Fauci. Every term that I serve in this Congress is representing the folks of the Fourth District of Ohio. So it is not ranting. It is defending the First Amendment.
“And we’d like an answer, or your best guess, since you’ve got an answer for everything else.”
Fauci said new infections must fall to below 10,000 cases a day in order for a return to normal.
To watch the heated exchange click this link