GOP congresswoman and QAnon evangelist Marjorie Taylor Greene introduced two bills Thursday that would eliminate Anthony Fauci’s salary and ban vaccine passports.
Greene’s Fire Fauci Act would reduce the salary for the country’s leading infectious diseases expert to zero. It is unclear if such a cut could be authorized even if the legislation is passed.
The conspiracy theory fanatic said the cut would be made until a new director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases is “confirmed by the Senate.” However, that position’s appointment is not subject to Senate confirmation.
Her other bill, 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.
Neither bill is expected to pass the House and Senate, but the legislation marks an escalation of Greene’s criticism of the federal guidance regarding the pandemic.
Greene, who has already faced backlash for a slew of controversial remarks and support for conspiracy theories, has garnered new pushback over her criticism of health guidelines, which detractors say could curtail Americans’ trust in public guidance on the virus.
Rep. Ted Lieu (D-Calif.) said the new pieces of legislation are examples “of why Members of Congress need good staff.”
“Helps prevent us from introducing stupid, nonsensical bills,” he tweeted.
— Ted Lieu (@tedlieu) April 1, 2021