The slip shows Dr. Fauci and Kay walking down a corridor nearby the church that the former NIAID director married his wife, Christine Grady, in 1985. When the BBC interviewer asked Fauci if he still practiced religion, the secular doctor replied "no." Kay pressed Fauci as to why he no longer actively practices to which Fauci explained that it was for a number of complicated reasons.
“A number of complicated reasons. First of all, I think my own personal ethics on life are I think enough to keep me going on the right path. And I think there are enough negative aspects about the organizational Church that ou are very well aware of," Fauci responded, as reported by Breitbart.
“I’m not against it,” he explained. “I identify myself as a Catholic. I was raised, I was baptized, I was confirmed, I was married in the Church. My children were baptized in the Church… But as far as practicing it, it seems almost like a pro forma thing that I don’t really need to do.”The clip gained significant attention online with Daily Signal Senior Reporter Mary Margaret Olohan writing, "Fauci thinks he knows better than God. Who would have thought?" CPAC Chair Matt Schlapp shared a similar sentiment, wrting, "And there is everything you have to know about Fauci. No accountability and he sets his own rules. May be fine for him but it’s been devastating for all of us."
While Fauci is getting slammed online for his lack of religiousity, he is expected to get slammed on Capitol Hill early next year in order to provide answers to lawmakers about the origins of COVID-19 and the various steps he took as the chief medical advisor and NIAID director to prevent the spread of the disease.
“It is time for Dr. Fauci to confront the facts and address the numerous controversies that have arisen during and after the pandemic," Rep. Brad Wenstrup (R-OH) said in a statement about the former bueacrat, per The Hill. “Thankfully, retirement from public service does not shield one from Congressional oversight nor accountability to the American people. During Dr. Fauci’s upcoming testimonies, honesty is non-negotiable."
Watch Fauci's full response to Katty Kay below:
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