When White House senior medical adviser Dr. Anthony Fauci basically admitted on Tuesday that his decision to continue wearing a mask indoors even though he was fully vaccinated was indeed “theater,” conservative commentators had something to say about it.
Fox News’ Brit Hume called out Fauci for saying on “Good Morning America” that wearing masks indoors, as someone who was vaccinated, was not based on science.
But he swore it wasn’t theater. https://t.co/bJ1sZNXnEX
— Brit Hume (@brithume) May 18, 2021
Fauci Admits Mask Wearing After Being Fully Vaccinated Was ‘Theater’
Fauci admitted to ABC host George Stephanopoulos, that he is now “much more comfortable” with people seeing him indoors without a mask.
“Before the CDC made the recommendation change, I didn’t want to look like I was giving mixed signals but being a fully vaccinated person, the chances of my getting infected in an indoor setting is extremely low.”
Fauci’s admission that he was engaged in a PR campaign stood out, especially considering his testimony in mid-March during a Senate hearing when Republican Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul said wearing face masks while fully vaccinated amounted to nothing more than “theater.”
At the time, Fauci staunchly disagreed.
“Let me state for the record that masks are not theater, masks are protective,” Fauci argued at the time.
So it was theater, which he denied under oath before Congress. https://t.co/fKbKFsgTTE
— Ben Domenech (@bdomenech) May 18, 2021
Conservatives Rightly Pile On Fauci
Hume wasn’t the only one who recalled that deception.
Conservative commenters unloaded online.
“Dr. Fauci Admits He Wore Masks Only for Optics,” wrote conservative commentator Sharyl Attkisson.
Dr. Fauci Admits He Wore Masks Only for Opticshttps://t.co/VNr60cP4st
— Sharyl Attkisson (@SharylAttkisson) May 18, 2021
Conservative commentator Stephen Miller asked, “Did Rand Paul get his apology?”
Did Rand Paul get his apology? https://t.co/yRCGZPpiGo
— Stephen L. Miller (@redsteeze) May 18, 2021
Brigitte Gabriel posted, “Did anyone else notice that right after Rand Paul exposed Fauci over gain of function research in Wuhan, the pandemic mandates were lifted?”
Did anyone else notice that right after Rand Paul exposed Fauci over gain of function research in Wuhan, the pandemic mandates were lifted?
— Brigitte Gabriel (@ACTBrigitte) May 18, 2021
Conservative writer Jordan Schachtel wrote, “Fauci never believed in the mystical powers of the mask. See what happens when the cameras turn off. He adapted to the political winds shifting.”
“His initial commentary (that masks are a comfort and control mechanism) remained his position the entire time,” he added.
Fauci never believed in the mystical powers of the mask. See what happens when the cameras turn off. He adapted to the political winds shifting. His initial commentary (that masks are a comfort and control mechanism) remained his position the entire time. https://t.co/A2K6k6Di71
— Jordan Schachtel (@JordanSchachtel) May 18, 2021
The Republican Party of Kentucky correctly noted, “Two months TO THE DAY after Dr. @RandPaul said Dr. Fauci was performing ‘theater’ and wearing two masks ‘for show’ despite being vaccinated, Dr. Fauci finally admits it was, indeed, for show.”
Two months TO THE DAY after Dr. @RandPaul said Dr. Fauci was performing "theater" and wearing two masks "for show" despite being vaccinated, Dr. Fauci finally admits it was, indeed, for show. #KYSen https://t.co/5WewSth3OW
— Republican Party of Kentucky (@KYGOP) May 18, 2021
Perhaps Fauci will be considered for an Oscar.
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