Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) attacked Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, on Twitter Sunday, and based on the social media reaction it set off, Rubio is probably wishing he had never posted his tweet in the first place.
“The Florida Republican blasted the National Institutes of Health (NIH) official, claiming in a tweet that he ‘lied’ about mask usage, has been ‘distorting’ the need for getting vaccinated and is part of a larger conspiracy of elites trying to deceive Americans.”
Dr. Fauci lied about masks in March
Dr. Fauci has been distorting the level of vaccination needed for herd immunity
It isn’t just him
Many in elite bubbles believe the American public doesn’t know “what’s good for them” so they need to be tricked into “doing the right thing”
— Marco Rubio (@marcorubio) December 27, 2020
What Rubio neglected to mention is that Fauci and other disease experts didn’t have all the information in the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic. He later explained that he feared if the general public wore masks, there would be a shortage for front-line medical workers and there was little conclusive evidence regarding exactly how contagious the disease was when it first arrived in the United States.
The Florida Senator got hit hard for his tweet:
Marco Rubio got a vaccine before everyone else. So now he can sleep easy while attacking Fauci to score cheap politics points. The rest of us have to gamble with our lives and health—and our families—in deciding which one to trust. Personally, I don’t think it’s a tough call. https://t.co/o86gxuNN6I
— Susan Hennessey (@Susan_Hennessey) December 27, 2020
a week after getting the COVID vaccine early himself despite not being in any known high risk category, Marco Rubio says that Fauci is making too much of the need for vaccinations: pic.twitter.com/pFm9m93PfV
— Edward-Isaac Dovere (@IsaacDovere) December 27, 2020
In case anyone was wondering why Marco Rubio will never be President, he memorialized it with this single Tweet. He thinks we’re being ‘tricked’ into not infecting others with Covid. He called Dr. Fauci a liar. He should resign. pic.twitter.com/CFjIUikLtw
— @IvoryTurnedIII (@ivoryturnediii) December 27, 2020
Marco Rubio, trying to have it both ways. He gets the vaccine ahead of healthcare workers, but now is trying to appease the base that has attacked Dr. Fauci for changing his stance on healthcare guidelines in the face of new information…exactly like he said he would. #spineless https://t.co/IA4dCcJglx
— Erin Biscoe (@ErinBiscoe) December 27, 2020
It’s a testament to Rubio’s lack of character that he’ll attack Dr. Fauci but never @realDonaldTrump. Over 330,000 Americans dead, most needlessly, and when America needs leaders with character we get this. History will remember the cowardice of McConnell, Rubio, Cruz & Graham. https://t.co/xrooFZiv9I
— Moe Davis (@ColMorrisDavis) December 27, 2020
A) Rubio is lying about Fauci. B) He’s literally describing Donald Trump, the man who confessed on tape that he lied to the American people from the beginning about the coronavirus because we couldn’t handle the truth. https://t.co/nkmUdRkK90
— John Aravosis 🇺🇸🇬🇷🏳️🌈 (@aravosis) December 27, 2020
Little Marco needs to sit down, shut up, and leave science to the experts.
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