A tangible sign of Republicans’ discontent with the Biden administration’s management of the COVID-19 pandemic has emerged with a GOP-led effort to fire Dr. Anthony Fauci.
As the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, Fauci has served as a White House adviser on COVID-19 under President Joe Biden as well as former President Donald Trump.
A largely symbolic bill officially titled the Fauci’s Incompetence Requires Early Dismissal Act is being introduced by Republican Rep. Warren Davidson of Ohio.
The FIRED Act is scheduled to be introduced Wednesday.
The bill, which has little chance of passage in the Democrat-controlled House, seeks to impose a retroactive 12-year term limit on the job Fauci has held since 1984, which would effectively force his retirement.
“Few people have earned their termination more visibly,” Davidson said in a statement, according to Fox News.
“His excessively long tenure is emblematic of Eisenhower’s farewell address caution against scientific-technical elite steering the country for their own ends — at odds with truth and the national interest,” Davidson said.