Donald Trump Jr. tells Republicans to ‘Grow a Pair’ over Fauci emails
Donald Trump Jr. urged Republican lawmakers to “grow a pair” and call for an investigation into Dr. Anthony Fauci after BuzzFeed News and The Washington Post released hundreds of his emails on Tuesday.
The eldest son of former President Donald Trump on Thursday said Fauci “never knew what was actually going on” in the early days of the COVID pandemic, accusing him of “running cover from China from day one.”
He also told Republicans not interested in investigating the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases director that they don’t “deserve to represent the American people anymore.”
In a video message to his Rumble supporters, Trump Jr. said, “Fauci never knew what was actually going on. It seems like from day one he was running cover from China and doing everything he could to try to contradict Trump. And will he be held accountable for that? I doubt it.
“But if you’re a Republican and you’re sitting there – and with them wanting to investigate literally everything that’s happened under Trump – if you don’t want an investigation in here, you don’t deserve to represent the American people anymore.
“I hope Republicans grow a pair and actually try to push back on this nonsense.”
A number of Republicans called for Dr. Fauci’s firing after thousands of pages of his emails from the early months of the pandemic were released.
Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY), Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA), Lauren Boebert (R-CO) and Rep. Thomas Massie (R-KY) also used the hashtag “#FireFauci” when posting about his emails on Wednesday.
“We have needed to #FireFauci for months, but after these #FauciEmails we just can’t wait another day,” Boebert tweeted. “How many lives could have been saved if these people had cared about science and not PR?”
Dr. Fauci responded Wednesday to the growing controversy surrounding his emails.
“The only problem is they’re really ripe for being taken out of context, where someone can cut one sentence out of an email without showing the other emails and say, ‘based on an email from Dr. Fauci, he said so-and-so,’ where you don’t really have the full context,” the NIAID director told NewsNation Now.
Tekk.tv contacted NIAID for comment, but did not immediately receive a response.