Dr. Fauci Added to Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery

Dr. Anthony Fauci’s portrait will now be displayed at the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery.

QUICK FACTS:
  • Fauci has been the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases for over thirty years and is currently the chief medical adviser to President Joe Biden.
  • The Smithsonian announced in a post on their website that Fauci will be one of seven people honored at the Portrait of a Nation Gala on November 12 this year, The Blaze reported.
  • “The Portrait of a Nation Gala… will celebrate seven remarkable individuals for their transformational impact on the nation’s history, development, and culture,” the museum said.
  • “We are proud to introduce the 2022 Portrait of a Nation Honorees who embody creativity, individuality, excellence, and service to the people of our country,” the post continued.
FAUCI ON BEING RECOGNIZED BY THE SMITHSONIAN:

“I am one of many, many scientists in the federal government. I just have been, by a series of circumstances, put in a position where I’m well-recognized.”

BACKGROUND:
  • Fauci, who has been a prominent figure throughout the COVID pandemic, has been heavily criticized and under scrutiny the past two years for the origins of the virus and how he has informed the country.
  • Most recently, Senator Rand Paul called for Fauci to be fired, calling the White House medical advisor a “menace,” according to The Daily Wire.
  • Paul said that Fauci has been repeatedly incorrect and has worked to cover up the origins of COVID, which is widely believed to be a lab partially funded by the NIH.
  • “Everything he said has been incorrect. And I think he is part of the problem. Even from the very beginning the fact that this virus came from a lab in Wuhan he has denied it and worked to cover it up and denigrated anybody who raises this question as a conspiracy theorist,” Paul continued.
  • Fauci has consistently denied claims that the lab was responsible, despite new evidence from leading experts that the lab was “likely” the cause of the viral outbreak.