Tired of having “Dr.” Fauci running every little aspect of your life? Tired of having the scratchy-voiced, wizened bureaucrat saying that you can do this, can’t do that, and must do some other random thing, rarely with an explanation and even more rarely consistent over time?
Well, so is Bo Hines, a North Carolina congressional candidate, who took the advice of Daily Wire host Michael Knowles and signed an awesome pledge that he’s trying to get every member of the GOP to sign and announced it on Twitter, saying:
“Every federal candidate and sitting Member of Congress in the country needs to sign the “Michael Knowles Public Health Protection Pledge!”
Every federal candidate and sitting Member of Congress in the country needs to sign the “Michael Knowles Public Health Protection Pledge!”
It is time to get rid of Fauci once and for all!
Thanks for the shout out today Michael Knowles. pic.twitter.com/YdoPb86rjc
— Bo Hines (@BoHines) February 2, 2022
The pledge, created by the well-dressed Daily Wire host, was first posted to Twitter as a semi-joke, semi-serious slap in the medical tyrant’s face, with Michael Knowles posting it after joking about such a pledge in one of his podcast episodes. In the tweet, he said:
I will not vote for any federal candidate in 2022 who does not promise to investigate and defund Dr. Fauci. And you shouldn’t either.
Tag your congressmen, senators, and candidates, and tell them to sign the Public Health Protection Pledge!
I will not vote for any federal candidate in 2022 who does not promise to investigate and defund Dr. Fauci. And you shouldn't either.
Tag your congressmen, senators, and candidates, and tell them to sign the Public Health Protection Pledge! pic.twitter.com/g24E4UKHG3
— Michael Knowles (@michaeljknowles) February 1, 2022
The Hines and Knowles pledge itself says:
The Michael Knowles Federal Public Health Protection Pledge
I, ___________________________, pledge to the taxpayers of the State or Commonwealth of ____________________________ and to the American people that I will:
1.) Vote to subpoena Dr. Anthony Fauci in order to investigate any corrupt activities to which he may be party regarding the COVID-19 pandemic as well as the numerous and demonstrable lies that he has told to the United States Congress and the American people regarding the virus, its origin, and the efficacy of public health measures to fight it.
2. Sponsor and vote for legislation that reduces the salary of the Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) and Chief Medical Advisor to the President of the United States, Dr. Anthony Fauci, to $0.00.
And Hines isn’t the only candidate to have signed Michael’s anti-Fauci pledge. Patrick Witt, Jake Baquette, Robby Starbuck, Carolina Serrano, Christian Collins, Jonah Schulz, and Andrew McCarthy did too, both posting their signed copies on Twitter to raise awareness of the issue:
Proud to be the second candidate to sign this pledge and join you in this effort, @BoHines ! FIRE FAUCI!
— Patrick Witt (@patrickjwitt) February 1, 2022
Today I’ve signed @michaeljknowles new Public Health Protection Pledge just like @BoHines did earlier today. This pledge confirms we’ll investigate Dr. Fauci for his lies + corruption and change his salary to $0. I’m proud to be the 2nd candidate to sign this critical pledge! 🇺🇸 pic.twitter.com/DB2KsrpQoZ
— Robby Starbuck (@robbystarbuck) February 1, 2022
— Jake Bequette (@JakeBequette91) February 1, 2022
I’m proud to sign @michaeljknowles Public Health Protection Pledge. Fauci must be investigated and we have a duty to the American people to hold him accountable for his lies.
— Andrew McCarthy for Congress (@AMcCarthyNY) February 2, 2022
— Carolina Serrano (@carolina4nv) February 1, 2022
I am proud to sign @michaeljknowles new Public Health Protection Pledge as my friend @BoHines did earlier today. Dr. Fauci is corrupt to the core, and when I am elected to Congress, I will do everything in my power to fire Fauci! https://t.co/qbdTbMmDqB pic.twitter.com/JWbMG5ikEW
— Christian Collins (@CollinsforTX) February 2, 2022
I’m proud to sign the @michaeljknowles Public Health Protection Pledge. It’s simple:
1. Investigate Dr. Fauci’s lies and flagrant abuses of power
2. Reduce his government salary to $0.00. (Still overpaid)
Every Republican candidate should be signing this. pic.twitter.com/WMpLTUrZXj
— Jonah Schulz (@JonahSchulzOH) February 2, 2022
Though that’s only a few people who are running for Congress, it’s still a major step. Up till now, anti-Fauci sentiment has been high but those in leadership have done little about it. They occasionally stoke anti-Fauci sentiment but haven’t done much of anything to take action against him.
But now, with some of the best MAGA candidates out there signing a pledge in which they vow to fire Fauci and then encouraging their fellow Republicans to do the same indicates that a storm is on the horizon; we might have finally reached the point where the Republicans who will soon have the reigns of power will start to use it and go after those who have made life so miserable for us.
If I were Fauci, I’d be worried; this pledge, though it may have started as a joke, is a big deal.