Republican Florida Governor Ron DeSantis had some choice words to say to Dr. Anthony Fauci at Friday’s Lincoln Day Dinner held at the famed Mar-a-Lago Club in Palm Beach.
Fauci is the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) and has become a controversial figure after purposefully misleading the public multiple times about the COVID-19 pandemic.
Last week, Fauci warned that Americans are facing more lockdowns if COVID-19 infections increase due to the new BA.2 subvariant, according to Fox News.
Lockdowns have been summarily rejected as a valid approach by an overwhelming amount of scientific evidence.
Israel Hayom reported last week that a recent study by Clalit Health Services has found that COVID-19 lockdowns had a devastating psychiatric impact.
Another study by Johns Hopkins University in January showed that lockdowns not only did not have any effect on mortality rates but proved to have severe negative consequences.
A report earlier this month by Ha’aretz which warns of a “psychiatric pandemic” due to the harsh psychiatric impact of lockdowns and quarantines, particularly on children and adolescents.
Speaking at the Lincoln Day Dinner on Friday, DeSantis shared Florida’s response to Fauci.
“Let me just tell you this: In Florida, we are going to tell Fauci to go to hell,” said the governor to cheers and standing ovations.
“He has no right to demand new restrictions,” he continued. “He should be fired from his post and he should be brought to justice for what he’s done.”
Fauci also hinted recently that he might be on the brink of retiring.
“I have said that I would stay in what I'm doing until we get out of the pandemic phase and I think we might be there already if we can stay this,” Fauci told ABC’s Start Here podcast last week.
“I don't have any plans right now to go anywhere, but you never know. I can't stay at this job forever,” he added.
DeSantis did, however, sign SB 7014 into law earlier this month, which extends protection against liability for healthcare providers until June 2023.