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.

Newsweek reports:

“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.”

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:

Little Marco needs to sit down, shut up, and leave science to the experts.

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