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Marjorie Taylor Greene Demands Fauci’s Jailing in Rant Over ‘Repulsive Evil Science’

By Jake Beardslee · June 3, 2024

In a fiery display during a House hearing on the coronavirus pandemic, Republican Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene launched a scathing rant against Dr. Anthony Fauci, the former chief medical advisor to President Biden.  Josh Morgan / USA TODAY

Greene repeatedly refused to refer to Fauci as "doctor," instead calling him "Mr. Fauci" and shouting that "you're not 'doctor' - you're Mr. Fauci."  Josh Morgan / USA TODAY

The Georgia congresswoman, known for her controversial views and promotion of conspiracy theories, accused Fauci of perpetrating "repulsive evil science" and demanded that he be prosecuted for crimes against humanity.  Josh Morgan / USA TODAY

"As a matter of fact, it should be revoked and he belongs in prison," Greene exclaimed, referring to Fauci's medical license.  Josh Morgan / USA TODAY

During her fiery questioning, Greene held up images of beagles used in medical research funded by the National Institutes of Health, which Fauci previously led.  Josh Morgan / USA TODAY

"As a dog lover, I want to tell you this is disgusting and evil, what you signed off on, and these experiments that happened to beagles paid for by the American taxpayer," she said.  Josh Morgan / USA TODAY NETWORK

Greene also accused Fauci of fabricating the six-foot social distancing guideline during the pandemic, a claim Fauci firmly denied, stating it was based on CDC guidance. "I didn't say I made it up," Fauci responded. "I said it is not based in science and it just appeared."   Josh Morgan / USA TODAY NETWORK

The heated exchange drew condemnation from Democratic members of the committee, with Rep. Jamie Raskin questioning whether members could deny a doctor's credentials under the rules.  Jack Gruber, Jack Gruber / USA TODAY NETWORK

Rep. Kwesi Mfume lamented the devolution of the hearing, saying, "Is this what we have become? Is this what we have devolved into?"  House Creative Services / Wikimedia

Rep. Robert Garcia called Greene's words "completely irresponsible" and described the hearing as "the most insane hearing I've actually attended."  Josh Morgan / USA TODAY

The hearing marked Fauci's first public appearance on Capitol Hill since leaving his roles as chief medical advisor and director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases.  Josh Morgan / USA TODAY