Fauci claims he ‘didn’t recommend locking anything down’ over COVID — but the internet NEVER forgets

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On Monday, Dr. Anthony Fauci — who last week told Politico he would retire before the end of President Joe Biden’s current term and then the next day told The Hill he’s not going to retire before the end of Biden’s current term — claimed that he “didn’t recommend locking anything down” when asked if he would still recommend locking down schools if he could go back to the beginning of the pandemic, on The Hill’s “Rising” show.

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Unfortunately for Fauci, a video clip of his statement Monday, next to a video clip from October 2020 in which he brags, “I recommended to the president that we shut the country down,” is making the rounds on social media.

On “The Rubin Report” Tuesday, BlazeTV host Dave Rubin talked about Fauci’s inability to justify mask and vaccine mandates during a Fox News interview with Bret Baier.

“As you mentioned, [President Joe Biden] is twice vaccinated, twice boosted, and still got infected. The message over the past couple of days, really the past couple of months, is that ‘listen, everybody’s going to get this,'” Baier said to Fauci. “If that’s the case, why are there any mandates anymore for vaccines or masks or anything?”

“Well, you have to look at it in several different pillars, Bret, when you talk about the fact that inevitably if people have to function out in society, given the high degree of transmissibility of this virus, it is going to infect someone who doesn’t have a high degree of protection,” answered Fauci.

“Okay, so Fauci just says nothing,” Dave responded. “I mean, he just says nothing. Yes, we all accept that COVID exists. We all accept that the flu exists. We all accept that every now and again you twist your ankle. Does the government have any right to mandate you to do anything? The answer to that is no.”

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