Rep. Jim Jordan sounded off on Fauci and made a serious pledge about what will be done with him if and when Republicans retake the legislature, saying, when discussing the need to “investigate Fauci” that:
“If the American people put us back in charge, we are definitely going to do this.
“Because we now know without a doubt that Dr. Fauci knew on Jan. 31 and Feb. 1 that this thing came from a lab. The top scientists in the country were saying it came from a lab. One scientist says we got the notes now from the conference call on February 1st. One scientist says, ‘I don’t see how this can happen in nature, but it would be easy to do in a lab.’
“And yet just in a matter of days, they changed their position, write the article that appears in Nature of Medicine Magazine, which then gets cited in the now-famous letter The Lancet, which became the gospel for the fact that Fauci can go out and tell people it didn’t come from a lab when in fact they knew it did.
“The interesting thing is. We point this out. We just learned this last week, the two doctors who were most adamant that this thing came from a lab early on: one is Dr. Kristian Anderson. On Jan. 31, 2020, he says this to Dr. Fauci in an email: ‘Virus looks engineered. Virus not consistent with evolutionary theory.’ So, he knew it came from a lab.
And Rep. Jordan isn’t the only Republican pledging to deal with Fauci after the red wave. JD Vance, the Senate candidate in Ohio who just received Trump’s blessing, skewered Fauci (and government bureaucrats generally) in a recent speech, saying:
“We need term limits not just for the legislators but for bureaucrats because ladies and gentlemen, all this talk about experts losing their expert status but there is an expert that not a single person in this room voted for that has far more power than anyone we ever did [vote for]… his name is Anthony Fauci.
“Why does he make more money that anyone else in the federal government?
“We need term limits for the bureaucrats too.
“The president can’t hire and fire his own people. And he has bureaucrats that are actively against his agenda, but he can’t fire them.”
So, if Rep. Jordan and future Senator Vance are to be believed and other Republicans get behind them, then we could not only see Fauci investigated, but could see the bureaucracy purged of the useless (or worse) bureaucrats that currently lurk in it and such on the teat of taxpayer generosity while providing next to nothing of value in return.
That would be a major change, a shift in outlook that would show both that the bureaucracy will be held accountable for what it does and that government jobs might not remain the cushy, safe jobs they currently are.
We’ll see if Jordan and Vance follow through. But, if they do, the shift they could accomplish would be major.