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Fauci could be arrested for non-scientific social distancing and masks, says Republican leader

Dr. Fauci admits he 'made up' 6-foot Covid social distancing and masking rule
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A leading House Republican mentioned that he supports the idea that Dr. Anthony Fauci could be arrested for his actions during COVID-19 and for lying to Congress, DailyMail reported.

Top House Republican says Dr. Anthony Fauci could be arrested for his actions during COVID-19 and for lying to Congress

James Comer, the Chairman of the House Oversight Committee and a Republican from Kentucky, accused the former health official of lying to Congress. And creating social distancing rules that became common during the pandemic.

“I don’t know that I said he should be arrested, but I like the idea,” Comer told Fox Business’ Stuart Varney on Tuesday. “At the end of the day, if you lie to Congress, that’s a felony.”

His claims came a day after Dr. Fauci testified before the House Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Pandemic. During his testimony, Fauci blamed the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for creating the six-foot social distancing rule. He previously stating that the rule “sort of just appeared.”

“Everyone knows that Doctor Fauci was the lead instigator in the spacing distance,” Comer charged. “The damage that Dr. Fauci did to our nation is indeterminable,” the Republican added.

“This is not only something that shutdown tens of thousands of businesses in America and ran the debt up as a result … it destroyed public education.”

“Kids couldn’t be in school because of the six foot social distancing requirements that Dr. Fauci championed.”

“That should offend every business owner that struggled, every business owner that lost their business and every parent – like myself and my wife – whose kids went to public schools and had to go to virtual learning and basically didn’t learn anything for a year.”

Congressional hearing examines COVID-19 policies and missteps

Dr. Anthony Fauci made several surprising admissions during his testimony before Congress on Monday, as Republicans aimed to hold him accountable for mistakes made during the pandemic.

The hearing was the result of a years-long effort to uncover the origins of COVID-19, identify errors in the pandemic response, and address the policies that disrupted normal American life at the time.

However, answers to those questions were difficult to obtain during the 3.5-hour hearing before the House Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Pandemic.

Dr. Fauci responded to questions about his role as the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID). He faced scrutiny over whether his agency was involved in risky gain-of-function research, his connection to colleagues’ misconduct, and his involvement in crafting COVID policies.

The hearing was marked by lawmakers yelling at each other and at Dr. Fauci, with tempers flaring as Congress revisited one of the more challenging periods in recent memory.


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