Senator Roger Marshall, R.Ks., published the unredacted financial records of Anthony Fauci, White House chief medical advisor, and accused him of being misleading after he said that his financial disclosure forms were publically available.
Fauci’s financial disclosure documents may be requested from the National Institute of Health. However, they are not listed in the same searchable database that other federal officials.
Marshall stated that Fauci is more concerned about being a media star or posing on the covers of magazines than he was being honest with Americans and holding China responsible for the COVID pandemic which claimed the lives of nearly 850 000 Americans.
Marshall said, “Just as he misled Americans about sending taxpayers dollars in China to Wuhan to fund gain-of-function research, about testing, and other things, Dr. Fauci was totally dishonest about financial disclosures being made public to the public — it is no wonder that he’s the least trusted bureaucrat here.”
“At the final analysis, Dr. Fauci must face accountability to all Americans who have been suing for this information and don’t have the power to ask a Senate office for it,” the Kansas Republican stated. He also said that he plans to “introduce the FAUCI Act to ensure financial disclosures such as these are made public and easily accessible online for every American.”
Marshall’s office obtained the most recent disclosure from the doctor after submitting an Office of Government Ethics (NIH) request.
Although Fauci’s financial disclosures can technically be accessed by anyone who asks, they are not available in an easily-accessible public database. It can take several months to fulfill a request.
In May 2020, the Center for Public Integrity requested financial disclosures from Fauci. However, the Center for Public Integrity did not receive the information until August that year. It was partially redacted when the organization finally received it.
OpenTheBooks.org, a watchdog organization, is currently suing the NIH for Fauci’s financial records. After Marshall pointed out that they were not, Fauci told Senators Tuesday that his financial disclosures are publicly available online.
They verbally argued, with Fauci calling Marshall, a fellow doctor, a “moron” and sparking headlines.
Marshall announced that he would introduce the Financial Accountability for Uniquely Compensated Individuals Act (FAUCI) after a doctor called the current U.S. senator “moron”.
Marshall wrote to Fauci citing a New York Post article where a Fauci spokesperson couldn’t produce disclosures Fauci claimed were public. Forbes reported that Fauci’s salary and stock, bond, and royalty purchases for this and last years are not public.
Marshall asked Marshall, “As the highest-paid federal employee, would you be willing to submit to Congress and to the public a financial disclosure that contains your past and current investments?”
Fauci responded, “I don’t understand why your asking me that question.” “My financial disclosures are public knowledge, and have been for the past 37 years, or so, 35 years.” Fauci was caught on camera saying, “What an idiot, Jesus Christ!”