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Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene started the “Fire Fauci Act” with intentions of cutting the infectious disease expert’s salary, according to The Western Journal.
Greene suggests that Fauci’s salary should be cut to $0.00 “until a new [National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases] Administrator is confirmed by the Senate.”
The new bill proposed by Greene points out that Dr. Anthony Fauci’s salary is the highest among all 4 million federal employees.
Dr. Anthony Fauci’s current salary is $434,312 annually.
It is yet unclear if Greene’s bill has the authority to cut Fauci’s salary.
The bill instructs the Government Accountability Office “to conduct a study about the correspondence, financials, and policy memos inside the NIAID before COVID through the end of this year.”
“This will allow us to see what Fauci and the NIAID knew, when they knew it, what they spent money on, and how the agency responded to the virus.” the news release states.
🚨NEW BILL ALERT!🚨
The "#FireFauci Act" will slash the salary of Dr. Always Wrong to $0 and the "#WeWillNotComply Act" will ban vaccine "passports," prevent discrimination against the unvaccinated, and much more to protect the freedom of the American People. pic.twitter.com/JVR01lBID5
— Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (@RepMTG) April 1, 2021
At the same time, Greene also filed the “We Will Not Comply Act.”
“We Will Not Comply Act” would “ban vaccine ‘passports.’”
This means Americans wouldn’t be required to disclose if they have been vaccinated in order to get a passport.
The bill would “create the ability to sue if a person has been discriminated against on the basis of their vaccination status or mask compliance.”
The Federal Government nor airlines would necessitate a COVID-19 vaccine for a passport, to travel or to attend a public college.
The Washington Post reported, “The passports are expected to be free and available through applications for smartphones, which could display a scannable code similar to an airline boarding pass.”
Greene’s new bills are not projected to get passed in the Democratic-controlled House and senate.
“It’s completely unacceptable for either the government or the private sector to impose upon you the requirement that you show proof of vaccine to just simply be able to participate in normal society,” Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis said.
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Vaccine passports have been proposed for those wanting to attend concerts and patronize reopened businesses, among other things.
However, a number of Republican lawmakers have clashed with Fauci over coronavirus mitigation efforts, like wearing masks even after vaccination.
A PBS NewsHour/NPR/Marist poll released in mid-March showed that 30 percent of Americans do not plan to get vaccinated, including 49 percent of Republican men.
Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis of Florida has criticized the idea of vaccine passports.