Dr. Anthony Fauci claimed during an interview on Wednesday that any criticisms of him were, in reality, an ‘attack on science.’
As The Hill reports:
“It’s very dangerous, Chuck, because a lot of what you’re seeing as attacks on me quite frankly are attacks on science, because all of the things that I have spoken about consistently from the very beginning, have been fundamentally based on science,” Fauci told host Chuck Todd on MSNBC.
Republican attacks on Fauci have escalated in recent days following the release of many of his emails from early in the pandemic, with Republicans arguing Fauci was not forthcoming about the possibility of a lab leak as the origin of the virus, and that he changed his mind about the effectiveness of masks.
“If you go through each and every one of them you can explain and debunk it immediately,” Fauci said of the attacks.
Fauci has long been noted for his narcissistic megalomania, but this recent statement takes the cake, even by his standards.