- Jul 14, 2011
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“We want to prosecute this guy to the full ability of the law,” the North Carolina congressman told a right-wing website.
Republican Rep. Madison Cawthorn, the 25-year-old Donald Trump superfan from North Carolina, has made the bizarre claim that Dr. Anthony Fauci might be in legal jeopardy if Cawthorn’s party retakes control of the House in next year’s midterm elections.
The first-term congressman told a right-wing fringe website Wednesday that Fauci, the nation’s topmost expert in infectious disease, could be “prosecuted” by a Republican-controlled House ― limits of congressional power be damned, apparently.
“We want to prosecute this guy to the full ability of the law,” Cawthorn told the site Real America’s Voice, claiming that Fauci has told unspecified lies for “fame and fortune.”
The House of Representatives does not enforce laws, and while it has investigative power and the power to impeach, Fauci himself cannot be impeached.
Although available information about the virus has changed over time, Fauci has persistently encouraged Americans to follow guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Cawthorn, meanwhile, has used his platform to warn Americans against efforts to make coronavirus vaccines easily accessible. At the Conservative Political Action Conference earlier this month, he claimed such efforts could lead to authorities going “door-to-door” to “take your guns” and “take your Bibles.”
Cawthorn sounds seriously deranged. What do you think?