Pro-Trump Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene introduced two pieces of legislation that would eradicate Dr. Fauci’s salary as well as ban Biden’s proposed vaccine passports. Greene’s “Fire Fauci Act” seeks to cut Fauci’s salary until a new director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) is confirmed.
🚨NEW BILL ALERT!🚨
The "#FireFauci Act" will slash the salary of Dr. Always Wrong to $0 and the "#WeWillNotComply Act" will ban vaccine "passports," prevent discrimination against the unvaccinated, and much more to protect the freedom of the American People. pic.twitter.com/JVR01lBID5
— Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (@RepMTG) April 1, 2021
The Hill reports:
According to the conservative firebrand, the cut would be made until a new director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) is “confirmed by the Senate.” However, the NIAID director’s appointment is not subject to Senate confirmation.
The “We Will Not Comply Act” would “ban” vaccine passports — documents that show that Americans have been vaccinated — by prohibiting businesses engaged in interstate commerce from using them to allow patrons to access their services.
Neither bill is expected to pass the Democratic-controlled House and Senate, but the legislation marks an escalation of Greene’s criticism of the federal guidance regarding the pandemic.
Greene, who has already faced backlash for a slew of controversial remarks and support for conspiracy theories, has garnered new pushback over her criticism of health guidelines, which detractors say could curtail Americans’ trust in public guidance on the virus.
Rep. Greene is only the latest lawmaker to voice her outrage over the proposed vaccine passports. Recently, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis blasted the Biden administration for the idea and urged his state’s legislature to pass a law banning the passports.