The majority of Americans polled in a recent nationwide study by the Trafalgar Group said they would favor a probe into Dr. Anthony Fauci’s statements and his overall handling of the epidemic.
A question concerning whether they favor a congressional probe into Fauci’s “inconsistent testimony about his studies leading up to the COVID-19 pandemic” and his “actions in handling the pandemic” was asked of respondents in a national survey of more than 1,000 prospective general election voters.
Nearly 46% of respondents indicated “no,” compared to more than 52% who answered “yes.” Over 3% of respondents indicated they were “unsure.”
Despite the stark differences in opinions across political parties, a majority nevertheless supported such an investigation. Democrats were overwhelmingly opposed to an investigation, with only 25.5% supporting it.
The difference between the responses was significantly greater for Republicans. Just under 17% of GOP lawmakers opposed Congress looking into Fauci, while more than 80% supported it.
An investigation was nonetheless supported by a majority of 56% of survey respondents who do not identify with either major party, who made up a sizeable component of the sample (25.1%).
Democrats made up the biggest percentage of party members who took the survey (39.3%), and women made up the majority of those who responded (53.3%).
The survey was carried out between January 9 and January 12, 2023, or about a week before it came to light that Dr. Fauci had attempted to discredit theories regarding the origins of COVID-19 in emails between himself and the National Institutes of Health that had not been redacted.
According to the NIH emails, several administrators believed that the COVID-19 virus appeared to have been “manufactured.”
Actor and political commentator Russell Brand spoke with a whistleblower who said that over the previous 12 years, “$1.4 billion of these hidden, secret third-party royalties” have benefited NIH “leadership and 2,400 of its scientists.”
Adam Andrzejewski, the man, claimed that Fauci has greatly benefited from public funds for his own inventions and claimed that the billions in funding and grants that the NIH obtains each year buy a lot of power.
“When the Associated Press obtained an unredacted database in 2005, they discovered that Fauci had destroyed every firewall. He had received royalties of $45,000 for an AIDS treatment he had developed,” explained Andrzejewski.
Including Fauci “had used an additional $36 million in tax dollars to improve his idea. And after this was made public, he declared he would give his royalties to good causes.”