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Republican Texas Sen. Ted Cruz slammed “dangerous bureaucrat” NIH Director Dr. Anthony Fauci for claiming he “represents”[s] Science” on Monday’s “Hanity.”

“I have to admit, Sean, I was laughing… it’s [his] The illusion of grandeur is that you cannot criticize it. And it was very striking,” Cruz said.

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Fauci was interviewed by Margaret Brennan on CBS’s “Face the Nation” Sunday, where she was asked about the criticism leveled against her regarding her handling of the COVID-19 pandemic.

During the interview, Fauci said, “Anyone who’s been watching it carefully realizes that it has a distinct anti-science flavor. So if they get up and criticize science, no one will know that they What are you talking about. But if they get up and actually fire their bullets at Tony Fauci, well, people can recognize there’s a person there. There’s a face, there’s a voice that you can recognize, You see that on television. So it’s easy to criticize.”

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“They’re really criticizing science because I represent science – it’s dangerous. To me, it’s more dangerous than the slings and arrows that are thrown at me. I’m not going to be here forever.” , but science is going to be here forever. And if you harm science, you’re doing something very damaging to society long after I’m gone. And that’s what worries me,” Fauci continued. kept.

Cruz called Fauci “the most dangerous bureaucrat” in American history.

“Dr. Fauci, I think, is the most dangerous bureaucrat in the history of the country… He’s been dishonest, he’s been political, he’s been partisan, and the American people know it,” Cruz continued.

Cruz also criticized Brennan for “not following up” on Fauci’s claims.

“Instead of asking them the simple question: ‘You said we don’t fund gain of function research,’ said the NIH. We fund gain of function research. Those two can’t be true. And if you asked Congress lied, it’s a felony. He didn’t pressurize her,” Cruz said. “And that’s because there’s a lot of circumstantial evidence to suggest that the US government participated in funding research modifying coronaviruses that could well cause COVID 19. And if that’s true So it’s surprising and uncertain.”