Dr. Anthony Fauci’s final White House press briefing descended into a near-shouting match Tuesday as he declined to comment on what he’s done to investigate the origins of COVID-19.
Fauci, 81, plans to retire next month after serving as the US government’s top infectious disease expert since 1984 and as President Biden’s chief medical adviser since last year.
“What have you done to personally investigate the origins of COVID?” Daily Caller reporter Diana Glebova attempted to ask Fauci, who has been a fixture at coronavirus briefings since March 2020.
White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre, who was moderating Fauci’s farewell Q&A, halted the briefing to reprimand Glebova — opening the floor for even more reporters to clamor for Fauci to answer the question.
“Hold on one second. We have a process here. I’m not calling out on people that yell. And you’re being disrespectful to your colleagues, and you’re being disrespectful to our guests,” Jean-Pierre scolded Glebova. (Read more from “‘I’m Done With You:’ WH Flack Shuts Down Reporter Asking About COVID Probe During Fauci’s Final Press Briefing” HERE)
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