Georgia Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R) on Thursday put forward a pair of bills that would lower Dr. Anthony Fauci‘s salary to 0$ and outlaw vaccine passports, though neither having a serious chance of passing.
In a Thursday press release, the controversial congresswoman slammed Fauci—the nation’s top infectious disease official—and proposed the “Fire Fauci Act”. The bill would cut Fauci’s salary down to $0 “until a new NIAID [National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases] Administrator is confirmed by the Senate” and launch an investigation to find out “what Fauci and the NIAID knew, when they knew it, what they spent money on and how the agency responded to the virus.”
However, the NIAID director’s appointment is not subject to Senate confirmation, as Politico‘s Andrew Desiderio and others pointed out. Even if the bill is passed, it is unclear if such a pay cut could be authorized, according to The Hill.
The second proposed bill, the “We Will Not Comply Act,” would “ban” vaccine passports—documents that verify one’s COVID-19 vaccination status—by prohibiting businesses engaging in interstate commerce from “discriminating against a person based on their COVID-19 vaccine status”. Among other proposals, it would also allow people to sue businesses with such a requirement.
Neither of Greene’s bills, however, are expected to pass—with Democrats in control of the House.
Like Greene, other Republican lawmakers have blasted Fauci for what they see as missteps during the pandemic’s early stages, as well as for claims of inconsistency and political bias.
As for vaccine passports, many GOP governors have slammed the concept—with Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, for example, pushing for his state to ban any requirement for such passports.
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