Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, on Sunday called Dr. Anthony Fauci an “unelected technocrat who has distorted science and facts in order to exercise authoritarian control over millions of Americans” after Fauci blasted Cruz for suggesting he be investigated for statements he made about COVID-19. “He lives in a liberal world where his smug ‘I REPRESENT science’ attitude is praised,” Cruz tweeted.
During an interview with CBS News, Fauci told host Margaret Brennan that “anybody who spins lies and threatens and all that theater that goes on with some of the investigations and the congressional committees and the Rand Pauls and all that other nonsense, that’s noise.” When Fauci was asked about Cruz’s original call for an investigation, Fauci responded that “I have to laugh at that. I should be prosecuted? What happened on Jan. 6, senator?”