Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, R-Ga., on Thursday introduced two long shot bills — one to wipe out Anthony Fauci’s salary, and the other to ban COVID-19 vaccine passports.
Greene’s "Fire Fauci Act" would cut the salary to zero for the government’s leading infectious disease expert and an adviser to President Joe Biden.
"Americans deserve better than a self-promoting career bureaucrat like Fauci, who spent the last year getting it wrong almost all of the time," Greene said, the Washington Examiner, which first revealed the measures, reported.
In her proposal, Greene claims the salary slash would come with the appointment and confirmation by the Senate of a new director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. The NIAID director’s appointment is not subject to Senate confirmation.
Fauci is the top paid federal worker at $434,312, according to the Washington Examiner.
"Dr. Anthony Fauci has continually failed to provide Americans with accurate information about the COVID-19 pandemic and has shown distrust in the American private sector and American ingenuity," Greene states in her proposal, the Washington Examiner reported.
The measure would also require an audit of his office, which she stated "allows us to see what Dr. Fauci knew, when he knew it, what the NIAID spent money on, and what policy the organization recommended surrounding the COVID-19 outbreak."
The "We Will Not Comply Act" would "ban" vaccine passports — documents that show that Americans have been vaccinated — by prohibiting businesses engaged in interstate commerce from using them to allow patrons to access their services.
According to Greene, vaccinations can be discriminatory against those who choose not to receive them, including those who cite religious objections. It would also bar the State Department from requiring a vaccination to receive a diplomatic travel passport, the Washington Examiner reported.
It would not, however, stop the government from requiring that foreigners coming into the United States, declaring: "Our bill seeks to provide a vaccination carve out for our citizens, not all persons traveling to the United States," the news outlet reported.
In an 18-minute Facebook blast at "vaccine passports" on March 29, Green called them a means of control and "corporate communism," the Sacramento Bee reported, offering a clip of the remarks.
"They are actually talking about people’s ability to buy and sell linked to the vaccine passport," she tweeted. "They might as well call it Biden’s Mark of the Beast."
Neither bill is expected to pass the Democrat-controlled House and Senate.
California Democrat Rep. Ted Lieu scoffed at the new pieces of legislation as examples "of why Members of Congress need good staff."
"Helps prevent us from introducing stupid, nonsensical bills," he tweeted.
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