Dr. Fauci informed Americans of one reality that took everyone by surprise
Dr. Anthony Fauci is America’s leading expert on infectious diseases.
His advice is guiding Donald Trump’s response to the coronavirus pandemic.
And now Dr. Fauci informed Americans of one reality that took everyone by surprise.
One of the more disturbing stories to emerge from a recent coronavirus task force briefing was the report that Dr. Fauci now required an armed security detail.
Dr. Fauci referred the question from reporters to the Inspector General of Health and Human services.
But the following day reports surfaced that Dr. Fauci indeed required an armed security detail.
The Hill exclusively reports:
A source familiar with the situation confirmed to The Hill that Fauci was given the security detail after receiving threats. The nature of the concerns included “threats as well as unwelcome communications from fervent admirers,” The Washington Post reported, citing sources inside the Department of Health and Human Services and the Department of Justice.
“Fauci did not directly answer when asked by The Hill at Wednesday’s press briefing if he’d been given additional protection, deferring the question to the Department of Health and Human Services inspector general,” wrote The Hill’s Brett Samuels. “A second person familiar with the situation said the additional security was under discussion last month and was likely implemented in recent days.”
There is no doubt Dr. Fauci is a controversial figure.
The President is following his advice, but that counsel led to 10 million Americans filing for unemployment in the last two weeks as the government shut down the economy based largely on Dr. Fauci’s say so.
But there is no excuse for violence or threats of violence.