Congressional Republicans have said that they will continue to investigate Anthony Fauci even after he retires from his role in the government.
James Comer (R-Ky.) a House Oversight and Reform Committee ranking member has said that retirement should not exempt Fauci from further oversights.
Fauci, who is chief medical adviser to President Biden, and was also the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, announced on Monday that he would be retiring and moving away from his position in the government. He also mentioned that he would continue to move toward the next phase of his career.
House Minority Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.), another ranking member on the Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Crisis, also released a statement saying how even after his retirement Fauci should take the stand to disclose any information he had on the Wuhan lab.
House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) took to Twitter to write that the GOP was planning on holding Fauci accountable for his false guidance which led to businesses and schools being closed. The origins of COVID were also brought into question in the tweet.
Republicans are currently investigating the origins of the virus and plan on holding hearings if they win the majority after the midterm election in November.
Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.), also took to Twitter to write that regardless of his resignation Fauci would be held accountable and would be called to discuss the origins of COVID.
Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas). Has also blamed Fauci for his alleged dishonesty which caused many lives to be destroyed over the past few years.
Following the outbreak of COVID-19 Fauci became one of the primary faces of the federal government, as he often disagreed with President Trump on the threat posed by the virus.
The investigation on the origins of the virus is also going to be examining whether the U.S. funded dangerous facilities in China, but without China’s support and cooperation, investigations might be halted.