Stripped of committee work for peddling conspiracy theories, Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) has turned to proposing frivolous payments.
The QAnon-endorsing lawmaker on Thursday launched a invoice that would cut back the wage of Dr. Anthony Fauci to $0. She referred to as it the “Fire Fauci Act” ― one more Republican assault on the nation’s main infectious illness knowledgeable.
Greene proposed that the paycheck elimination for Fauci, a pandemic adviser underneath President Joe Biden and ex-President Donald Trump, would proceed till his substitute as director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases is “confirmed by the Senate.”
However, the job just isn’t topic to Senate affirmation, Politico reporter Andrew Desiderio identified. Rep. Ted Lieu (D-Ca.) picked up on the commentary and referred to as Greene’s invoice “stupid, nonsensical.”
— Ted Lieu (@tedlieu) April 1, 2021
The lawmaker additionally touted her “We Will Not Comply Act” in a news release that referred to as Fauci “Dr. Always Wrong.” That measure would enable individuals who refuse to put on masks to sue if they’ve “been discriminated against,” and would bar companies “from discriminating against a person based on their COVID-19 vaccine status.”
Neither invoice is prone to advance within the Democratic-controlled House.