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January 1, Senator Who Fauci Called a ‘Moron’ Authors Financial Disclosure Bill in His Honor



The Republican lawmaker who Anthony Fauci called a “moron” earlier this week is set to introduce a new bill in the infectious disease expert’s honor.

Sen. Roger Marshall (R-KS) will introduce the Financial Accountability for Uniquely Compensated Individuals (FAUCI) Act, a spokesperson told The Hill. The bill would require the Office of Government Ethics to provide the financial records of administration officials like Fauci.

The move follows a heated exchange between the pair during a Senate hearing earlier this week, wherein a hot mic caught Fauci calling Marshall a “moron” for not knowing that his financial records were public.

The Center for Public Integrity, a nonprofit journalism center, found that Fauci’s financial records are publicly available but said it is hard to obtain them. 

The center’s Liz Essley Whyte reported that to get the records, she had submitted a completed OGE form 201 to the National Institute of Health’s (NIH) Freedom of Information office and then “politely badgered” the NIH office after not hearing back about her request for a month. She said the process had taken more than two months.

“The NIH also chose to give the disclosure to me under the Freedom of Information Act, which they didn’t need to do and caused the document to be partially redacted. (Though most of the information about Fauci’s income, gifts and investments in 2019 is still there for all to see.),” she wrote.


GOP senator plans to introduce FAUCI Act after clash at hearing

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