This is big. The Energy and Commerce Committee just uncovered that HHS Secretary Xavier Becerra failed to follow the Constitution and the law to reappoint top NIH officials – including Dr. Fauci – when their terms expired in December 2021.
As a result, fourteen officials held unlawful positions and exercised authority they didn’t have to approve $26 BILLION in grants. This is an egregious abuse of power and misuse of taxpayer dollars.
How was Dr. Fauci – the highest paid federal employee – allowed to serve unlawfully until his retirement? How was he allowed to award a new grant to EcoHealth Alliance despite scrutiny of risky research it facilitated in China?
These are questions that must be answered. For more than a year, the Biden administration misled our committee and refused to give us the information the American people deserved. Now we know why. They weren’t telling the truth.
I sat down with Bill Hemmer and Dana Perino on America’s Newsroom yesterday to discuss our groundbreaking findings. You can watch the full interview here:
Dr. Fauci was in a position, along with 13 other @NIH officials, making decisions over $26 billion of grants without a lawful appointment.
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