Ron DeSantis unleashed a stunning new assault on Dr Anthony Fauci saying he needed to see “that little elf” thrown “throughout the Potomac”.
The Florida governor made his weird feedback concerning the outgoing director of the Nationwide Institute of Allergy and Infectious Ailments throughout a fundraising occasion within the state.
“I’m simply sick of seeing him. I do know he says he’s gonna retire. Somebody must seize that little elf and chuck him throughout the Potomac,” Mr DeSantis mentioned.
Dr Fauci, who’s Joe Biden’s high medical adviser, grew to become a preferred right-wing goal throughout the Covid-19 pandemic and introduced on Monday that he was leaving his present job in December.
The scientist has mentioned he isn’t “retiring” however is “shifting on from my present positions.”
“I’m asserting at the moment that I will probably be stepping down from the positions of Director of the Nationwide Institute of Allergy and Infectious Ailments (NIAID) and Chief of the NIAID Laboratory of Immunoregulation, in addition to the place of Chief Medical Advisor to President Joe Biden,” Dr Fauci mentioned.
“I will probably be leaving these positions in December of this 12 months to pursue the following chapter of my profession.”
And he added: “I wish to use what I’ve discovered as NIAID Director to proceed to advance science and public well being and to encourage and mentor the following era of scientific leaders as they assist put together the world to face future infectious illness threats.”