Rep. Greene wants to introduce bills to fire Fauci and ban vaccine passports


Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) introduced two bills Thursday that would eliminate Anthony Fauci’s salary and ban vaccine passports.

Greene’s “Fire Fauci Act” would cut the salary for Fauci, the government’s leading infectious disease expert, to zero. It is unclear if such a cut could be authorized even if the legislation is passed.

According to the conservative firebrand, the cut would be made until a new director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) is “confirmed by the Senate.” However, the NIAID director’s appointment is not subject to Senate confirmation.

The “We Will Not Comply Act” would “ban” vaccine passports — documents that show that Americans have been vaccinated — by prohibiting businesses engaged in interstate commerce from using them to allow patrons to access their services.

Neither bill is expected to pass the Democratic-controlled House and Senate, but the legislation marks an escalation of Greene’s criticism of the federal guidance regarding the pandemic.

Greene, who has already faced backlash for a slew of controversial remarks and support for conspiracy theories, has garnered new pushback over her criticism of health guidelines, which detractors say could curtail Americans’ trust in public guidance … (Read more)

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