Dr. Anthony Fauci announced Monday he would step down from his government positions in December.
Fauci is currently the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), the chief of the NIAID Laboratory of Immunoregulation, and chief medical advisor to President Joe Biden.
“I will be leaving these positions in December of this year to pursue the next chapter of my career,” Fauci revealed in a statement.
Fauci’s decision significantly moves up the timeline of his retirement, as he said in July he would resign at the end of Biden’s first term.
Fauci called his decades of public service an “honor of a lifetime.”
“I am particularly proud to have served as the Chief Medical Advisor to President Joe Biden since the very first day of his administration,” he said in his statement.
Fauci’s announcement also coincides with Republicans vowing to investigate his work should they take power in November.
“The top investigation — which I think will primarily be done on the Oversight Committee — is on Fauci and the gain of function and the lab leak, which is the most likely scenario how we got this virus,” Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) told Breitbart News in a December interview.
Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) weighed in Monday on news that Dr. Anthony Fauci will step down from his government roles in December, promising that Fauci will still testify before Congress.
“Fauci’s resignation will not prevent a full-throated investigation into the origins of the pandemic,” Paul said in a Monday morning tweet of Fauci, with whom the senator has sparred during congressional hearings on multiple occasions. “He will be asked to testify under oath regarding any discussions he participated in concerning the lab leak.”
Fauci noted in his statement that he had served seven different presidents throughout his career in government health.
“Thanks to the power of science and investments in research and innovation, the world has been able to fight deadly diseases and help save lives around the globe,” he wrote. “I am proud to have been part of this important work and look forward to helping to continue to do so in the future.”
Biden praised Fauci in a statement reacting to the news of his planned retirement.
“Whether you’ve met him personally or not, he has touched all Americans’ lives with his work,” he said. “I extend my deepest thanks for his public service.”
ABOUT DR. FAUCI ,THEY DCREATED A VIRSUS IN A BIO LAB IN ”WUHAN CHINA ” AND THEN LET IT OUT OF THE ENTIRE WORLD WITH NO VACCINE TO STOP IT THESE PEOPLE HAVE TO GO BEFOIRE THE WORLD COURT AND BE PUNISH FOR THEIR CRIMES.CHINA IS NO DIFFERENT THEN THE ”ADOLPH HITLER OF GERNMANY”