“Doctor” Anthony Fauci was caught off guard during a White House press briefing when Fox News reporter Peter Doocy interrupted the usual softball questions from the mainstream media.
Conservative news outlet Biz Pac Review put it best, writing: “Fauci was tripped up on Wednesday during his guest appearance at the daily White House press briefing where he fielded softballs from the usual gaggle of fawning reporters when Fox News bulldog Peter Doocy posed a question that laid bare Biden’s top medical adviser’s hypocrisy as well as exposed him as just another political apparatchik in service to the Democratic party.”
While Fauci has easily escaped answering for the numerous lies told throughout his career, and throughout the COVID pandemic, Doocy still has not stopped trying to hold him accountable.
The Fox News reporter began his line of questioning by asking the career bureaucrat about testing requirements for travelers coming into the United States. Little did Fauci know, the reporter was setting up a follow-up question that would trap him with his own words.
“Dr. Fauci, as you advise the president about the possibility of new testing requirements for people coming into this country, does that include everybody?” asked Doocy.
“The answer is yes,” Fauci responded. “Because you know that the new — the new regulation — if you want to call it that — is that anybody and everybody who’s coming into the country needs to get a test within 24 hours of getting on the plane to come here.”
After Fauci successfully trapped himself, Doocy moved in for the takedown.
“But what about people who don’t take a plane and just — these border crossers coming in in huge numbers in a sense?” the Fox News reporter asked.
“You know, but that’s a different issue.” Fauci said, obviously trying to dodge the question. “For example, when you talk — we still have Title 42 with regard to protection at the border, so there are protections at the border — that you don’t have the capability, as you know, of somebody getting on a plane, getting checked, looking at a passport, we don’t have that there, but we can get some degree of mitigation.”
But Doocy wasn’t going to let him get away with dodging the question that easily.
“Is there something to do to test these people somewhere else before they get here?” he asked.
Fauci replied, “There — no, there — there is testing at the border under certain circumstances, as you know.”
Fortunately for Fauci, White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki then swooped in to save him from actual accountability, calling on another reporter.
Doocy: “You advised the president about the possibility of new testing requirements for people coming in to this country, does that include everybody?”
Fauci: “The answer is yes.”
Doocy: “What about … these border crossers?”
Fauci: “That’s a different issue.” pic.twitter.com/maW3pD2tIu
— Washington Free Beacon (@FreeBeacon) December 1, 2021
So once again, Fauci is protected by the administration, and the mainstream media, despite his history of hypocrisy, contradictory statements, shifting goalposts, outright lies, cruel experiments on orphans and animals, and his most recent proclamation that he is immune to legitimate congressional oversight because he IS the science.
If he can’t even answer a simple question about the concerns over illegal immigrants coming across the border without proper screening for COVID while legal visitors are being hassled, how can Americans expect him to do his job at all?