Did Fauci fess up when grilled under oath?
Fauci made some concessions, but many were left reeling after he continued to mislead Congress about the origins of covid.
This week, former White House physician Anthony Fauci, endured a two-day grilling under oath by members of the House Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Pandemic.
It was the first time Fauci faced lawmakers since he stepped down from government duties in December 2022.
On the one hand, there was excitement that Fauci would be compelled to answer questions about policy decisions he made that irrevocably changed millions of lives.
On the other hand, Democrats were accusing Republican committee members of “politicising the greatest public health crisis of our time for their own partisan gain.”
Ohio Republican Brad Wenstrup, a physician and Chair of the subcommittee, said he wanted to press Fauci on questions about the origins of SARS-CoV-2 and how to manage future pandemics.
Wenstrup's committee had been investigating Fauci and other government officials over whether they actively suppressed information about a possible ‘lab leak’ and if they conspired to push the alternate theory that SARS-CoV-2 had a natural origin.
It was a closed-door hearing, so this summary is conditional, with much of the commentary surrounding Fauci’s testimony being relayed to the public by members of the committee.