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Rep. Gaetz: ‘Dr. Fauci Reminds Me of Every Bad Weatherman’

By Craig Bannister | March 15, 2021 | 11:47am EDT
Rep. Matt Gaetz
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The more President Joe Biden’s Medical Advisor Dr. Anthony Fauci changes the rules regarding the coronavirus, the less Americans trust him, Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-Fla.) said Sunday.

“Dr. Fauci sort of reminds me of every bad weatherman: frequently wrong, but never in doubt,” Rep. Gaetz said in an interview with Fox News discussing the impact of the virus in relation to the government-mandated lockdowns and restrictions intended to protect against it.

Rep. Gaetz contrasted the economies of China and Florida those of locked-down states, like California and New York, amid the virus:

“We see this virus that China unleashed on the world and then China ends up benefiting greatly from the unilateral disarmament of the American economy in places like New York and California. Now, I’m glad that Florida was the alternate example.”

The American people are fed up with Dr. Fauci’s every-changing declarations, no matter how confidently he makes them, Rep. Gaetz said, comparing Fauci to an inept weatherman:

“When I was talking with (Florida) Governor Ron DeSantis (R), he lamented that the problems that the CDC and Fauci have had really erode the trust that exists between the people and any public health officials.

“Think about it: any relationship that you are in, if someone is constantly changing the rules, you trust them less. And you see Fauci and the CDC, time and again, moving the goal posts – and the American people are fed up with it.

“Dr. Fauci sort of reminds me of every bad weatherman: frequently wrong, but never in doubt.”

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