The American people breathed a collective sigh of relief when they heard the good news.
After wreaking havoc on the country and causing irreparable damage, Dr. Fauci finally made the announcement everyone was praying to hear – he was finally quitting.
But he’s not quitting on these massive taxpayer perks.
He’s known for a lot of things, most of them bad – at least bad for Americans.
And yet, even though he’s caused damage to millions of Americans, sparred with Senators like Rand Paul, been caught lying to Congress, and shown his total lack of medical knowledge, Fauci still has his fanatical followers.
But that may soon change when Fauci rides off into the sunset later this year with his taxpayer funded retirement – and a very lucrative one at that.
While the news of Fauci’s retirement was not a huge surprise, Fauci had previously indicated that he would stay through the end of Biden’s first term.
And to be clear, Fauci, 81, announced that he isn’t really retiring, but just leaving government service in pursuit of other career goals.
“While I am moving on from my current positions, I am not retiring,” Fauci said in his statement.
“After more than 50 years of government service, I plan to pursue the next phase of my career while I still have so much energy and passion for my field.”
“I want to use what I have learned as NIAID Director to continue to advance science and public health and to inspire and mentor the next generation of scientific leaders as they help prepare the world to face future infectious disease threats,” Fauci added.
What the “good” doctor didn’t put in his statement is that his taxpayer-funded government pension will exceed $350,000 per year.
Not a bad way to “not retire.”
Coincidentally enough, the news of Fauci’s not retirement comes right when his role in the U.S. government’s response to COVID — and whether his agency had been engaged in gain-of-function research — is being fiercely scrutinized.
And at a time when it appears the Republicans, who are likely to take control of Congress in a few months, will hold Fauci accountable for his actions.
Earlier this month, Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) held a hearing regarding the gain-of-function research and once again accused Fauci and the U.S. government of funding risky biological research.
In response to Fauci’s not-really-retirement, Paul made it clear it will not stop nor hinder his investigative efforts.
“Fauci’s resignation will not prevent a full-throated investigation into the origins of the pandemic. He will be asked to testify under oath regarding any discussions he participated in concerning the lab leak,” Paul said.
Perhaps Fauci’s massive taxpayer-funded pension should be reevaluated depending on just exactly what Paul finds.