(Tony Sifert, Headline USA) Dr. Anthony Fauci, who has done little in recent weeks besides complain to different groups of elites about political opposition to his preferred COVID policies, appeared on MSNBC to claim that there is nothing political about the recent easing of COVID-related mandates in several blue states.
“I wouldn’t say it’s the politics,” the converted localist told
MSNBC’s Hallie Jackson, following reports of at least six blue states dropping mandates. “I think it’s the different evaluation of what’s right for a particular community.”
“I just think that at the local level there’s a strong feeling that we need to get back to normality,” Fauci continued. “If you look at the science of it . . . there are some places looking at trajectory and saying ‘let’s go with it.'”
Rep. Buddy Carter, R-Ga., criticized Fauci’s inconsistency in a Feb. 16 interview with the Daily Mail.
“He is still misleading the American public,” Carter said. “The only thing consistent about him is his inconsistency.”
“These Democrats aren’t following the science, they’re following the political science is what they are doing,” Carter continued. “I just find it to be quite comical that they are nixing the mask mandates
during an election year.”
“I mean, this is their attempt to shore up their polling numbers,” he concluded.
Eleven blue states and Washington, D.C. have recently announced an end to mask mandates: California
, New Jersey
, New York
, Rhode Island
, and Washington
, according to
the Washington Examiner
Blue state governors “are moving toward the policies of red states that have avoided mandates and restrictions for months even before the omicron wave hit and then subsided,” the Examiner reported.