KENTUCKY — Northern Kentucky's Congressman Thomas Massie (R) is cosponsoring a bill that aims to "fire" Anthony Fauci, the nation's leading infectious disease expert.

The "Fire Fauci Act" was introduced by Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) Thursday, and Massie announced his cosponsorship Friday in a Facebook post.

I am pleased to announce that I am cosponsoring the "Fire Fauci Act." Dr. Fauci, Director of the National Institute of...

Posted by Congressman Thomas Massie on Friday, April 2, 2021

"The fact that Fauci was ever paid with tax-payer money is an embarrassment to the United States of America," Massie wrote on Facebook. "Thank you Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene for writing and introducing this vital legislation."

Dr. Anthony Fauci is the highest paid public employee, earning more annually than even the President.

Greene's legislation would cut Fauci's salary to zero, but it's unclear whether such a cut could be authorized if the bill receives passage.

According to the controversial congresswoman, the cut would apply until a new director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases gets "confirmed by the Senate." The position's appointment, however, is not subject to Senate confirmation.

While the bill is not expected to pass the Democrat-controlled House of Representatives, it signals an escalation in criticism of federal pandemic guidance from Greene, Massie, Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) and other conservatives.


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