Attorneys General Eric Schmitt of Missouri and Jeff Landry of Louisiana on Wednesday cross-examined Anthony Fauci under oath in their lawsuit against the federal government for allegedly conspiring with Big Tech platforms to censor content critical of the experimental COVID-19 shots and mitigation strategies.
Some takeaways from the deposition of Fauci:— Eric Schmitt (@Eric_Schmitt) November 24, 2022
▪️Fauci knew the Lab Leak theory had merit but it’d come back to him & sought to immediately discredit it
▪️He defended lockdowns
▪️The rest of us “don’t have the ability” to determine what’s best for ourselves
More to come—Stay tuned
These were the main insights from Fauci’s deposition that Eric Schmitt highlighted. He claimed that while Fauci was aware of the validity of the Lab Leak idea, he wanted to quickly disprove it when it came back to him. It should be recalled that he supported lockdowns and claimed that the rest of us are unable to decide what is best for ourselves.
Fauci said that he was unable to recall important facts regarding his behavior
during the COVID-19 outbreak.
“He just said, ‘I can’t recall, I haven’t seen that. And I think we need to put these documents into context,’” Landry said.
Another attorney for the plaintiffs in the case, Jenin Younes with the New Civil Liberties Alliance, stated that Fauci claimed he was unconcerned about a document known as the Great Barrington Declaration.
Written in October 2020, the document demanded that the severe limitations that had been placed on children and other groups that posed little risk from COVID-19 be lifted in favor of protecting those who were most at risk from the sickness. Dr. Jay Bhattacharya and Martin Kulldorff, two of its authors, are plaintiffs in the lawsuit.
Fauci, though, has discussed the announcement in several speeches.
Additionally, Fauci discussed the proclamation in the open, defending his criticism before a congressional hearing in May.
One of my favorite quotes from Fauci’s deposition today: “I have a very busy day job running a six billion dollar institute. I don’t have time to worry about things like the Great Barrington Declaration.”— Jenin Younes (@Leftylockdowns1) November 23, 2022
Another gem from today’s deposition of Dr. Fauci: his friend Cliff Lane traveled to China at the beginning of 2020, and determined that we should emulate China— at least to a degree—bc they had done such a good job containing the virus. Of course, human rights- not to mention 1/— Jenin Younes (@Leftylockdowns1) November 24, 2022
China’s questionable credibility when it comes to reporting—didn’t factor into Fauci’s determination (not explicitly stated). Incidentally, Fauci found that evidence to support efficacy of hydroxychloroquine was lacking because the trials were not randomized and controlled, 2/— Jenin Younes (@Leftylockdowns1) November 24, 2022
Another highlight from yesterday’s deposition of Fauci: between February 2020, when he emailed a friend saying masks don’t work, and April 3 2020, he became convinced by “studies” that masks work. He couldn’t name any of these studies, of course, because he’s too busy 1/— Jenin Younes (@Leftylockdowns1) November 24, 2022
So #Fauci claimed under oath at his censorship deposition that he hasn't "time to worry about things like the Great Barrington Declaration"— Philip Holloway ✈️ (@PhilHollowayEsq) November 23, 2022
Did he lie under oath?
Fauci email to Birx, 10-16-2020
"I have come out very strongly publicly against the Great Barrington Declaration" https://t.co/tB1SX09ZDQ pic.twitter.com/Cy9MUX2AJM