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Rep. Cawthorn Of The Republican Party Claims House Republicans Will "prosecute" Fauci For Doing His Job.
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Rep. Cawthorn Of The Republican Party Claims House Republicans Will "prosecute" Fauci For Doing His Job.


Republican Rep. Madison Cawthorn, a 25-year-old Donald Trump supporter from North Carolina, has made the bizarre claim that if Cawthorn's party retakes control of the House in next year's midterm elections, Dr. Anthony Fauci could face legal consequences.

The first-term congressman told a right-wing fringe website on Wednesday that Fauci, the nation's top infectious disease expert, could be "prosecuted" by a Republican-controlled House, apparently disregarding the limits of congressional power.

“We want to prosecute this guy to the full extent of the law,” Cawthorn told Real America’s Voice, claiming that Fauci told unspecified lies for “fame and fortune.”

Rep. Madison Cawthorn promises that if the GOP regains control of the House in 2022, he will "make sure that consequences are doled out" to Dr. Anthony Fauci: "We want to prosecute this guy to the full extent of the law." pic.twitter.com/kFN0rGOCGJ — Right Wing Watch (@RightWWWatch) July 22, 2021

The House of Representatives does not enforce laws, and while it has the authority to investigate and impeach, Fauci cannot be impeached.

Despite the fact that available information about the virus has shifted over time, Fauci has consistently urged Americans to follow the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's recommendations.

Meanwhile, Cawthorn has used his platform to warn Americans against efforts to make coronavirus vaccines widely available, claiming that such efforts could result in authorities going "door-to-door" to "take your guns" and "take your Bibles."

Fauci, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, has been a frequent target of GOP ire in the coronavirus era for refusing to kowtow to Trump Republicans. Trump openly attacked Fauci just last month, calling him “not a great doctor but a great promoter” while speaking at a rally in Cawthorn’s home state.

Cawthorn supported Sen. Rand Paul's request to refer Fauci to the Department of Justice in an interview on Wednesday, though he admitted that the request was unlikely to be granted.

“Jenna, I’ll just tell you, unfortunately, the DOJ right now is under the control of the Biden administration,” Cawthorn told host Jenna Ellis, an attorney. “What will come of it, I don’t know, but I’ll tell you, when we retake the majority in 2022, I’ll make sure consequences are met.”

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