BREAKING NEWS: ‘I’m very confident with Fauci’: Biden throws support behind his chief medical advisor after the release of his emails and amid growing Republican calls for him to resign
- President Joe Biden said he is ‘very confident’ in Dr. Anthony Fauci
- Fauci under fire for revelations in his released emails about COVID pandemic
- ‘Yes I’m very confident in Dr. Fauci,’ Biden told DailyMail.com
- Republicans demanded access to all Fauci emails and want him to testify
President Joe Biden said on Friday he is ‘very confident’ in Dr. Anthony Fauci after his top medical adviser came under fire for comments about the coronavirus pandemic revealed in a series of emails.
Biden expressed his confidence in Fauci after he made remarks on the May jobs report. The president had actually left the room where he gave the speech when DailyMail.com shouted a question to him about the director of the U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases.
President Biden stuck his head back in to answer.
‘Yes I’m very confident in Dr. Fauci,’ he said.
President Joe Biden told DailyMail.com he is ‘very confident’ in Dr. Anthony Fauci
Dr. Anthony Fauci under fire for revelations in his released emails about COVID pandemic
Fauci has gone on the defensive the past couple of weeks after several emails he wrote were published by The Washington Post and Buzzfeed News as part of a Freedom of Information Act request.
In the 3,200 pages of his redacted emails, Fauci cast doubt on the theory the coronavirus leaked from a lab in Wuhan, China, and offered guidance on face masking he would later reverse.
The White House has defended him even as several Republicans called for access to his unredacted emails and asked that he appear again before House committees to answer their questions.
‘Well, I think we’ve spoken to this pretty extensively from here. Let me just say on Dr. Fauci and his emails – he’s also spoken to this many many times over the last, over the course of the last few days and we’ll let him speak for himself,’ White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki said on Thursday.
‘And he’s been an undeniable asset in our country’s pandemic response,’ she said. ‘But it’s obviously not that advantageous for me to re-litigate the substance of emails from 17 months ago.’
She continued to praise Fauci after repeated questions about the issues raised in his emails, particularly his dismissal of the theory on COVID’s origins and his contradictory guidance on face masks.
‘The president and the administration feel that Dr. Fauci has played an incredible role in getting the pandemic under control,’ she said.
She pointed to an administration intelligence review into the origins of COVID-19 that is underway.
‘We’ve launched, based on the President’s direction, an entire internal review process to use all the resources across government to get to the bottom of the origins, and that’s 100-day process and we’ll look forward to providing – or 90 days when it’s concluded,’ Psaki said.