Did Tony Fauci Actually Retire

In a letter sent to Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra, Senator Rand Paul asked if Tony Fauci actually retired.

Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., is demanding to know whether Dr. Anthony Fauci is still receiving a government salary or other government perks despite his 2022 announcement that he stepped down from his role leading the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases.

In a letter sent to Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra, his department’s Inspector General, and the current head of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), Paul asked for “additional information regarding Dr. Fauci’s employment status and receipt of taxpayer-funded benefits.”

Paul noted that Fauci said in various media interviews late last year that he was “not retiring” but was going to the “next chapter” and “moving on from [his] current positions,” which also included being President Biden’s chief medical advisor.

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Dr. Anthony Fauci, left, and Sen. Rand Paul frequently butted heads through the COVID-19 pandemic. (Photo by GREG NASH/POOL/AFP via Getty Images | Photographer: Greg Nash/The Hill/Bloomberg via Getty Images)

“While many interpreted these statements to mean Dr. Fauci would be ending his employment with the federal government in December 2022, it is not clear if that is in fact the case,” Paul wrote.

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