Video of Dr. Fauci Calling Roger Marshall a 'Moron' Viewed Nearly 3M Times

White House chief medical adviser Dr. Anthony Fauci's clashes with senators Rand Paul and Kansas Senator Rodger Marshall have gone viral.

During a Senate Health Committee hearing on COVID-19 Tuesday, Fauci argued with both senators. He clashed with Paul over the U.S. response to coronavirus and argued with Marshall over public access to his financial investments.

Clips of these heated exchanges have begun circulating on social media. Fauci was heard muttering "what a moron" on a hot mic after arguing with Marshall. A snippet of this moment has been viewed over 2.4 million times on Twitter.

Marshall asked Fauci whether he would disclose his past and current financial investment to Congress and the public. Fauci responded by saying that this information was already publicly available and upon request could be provided.

"I don't understand why you are asking me that question," Fauci said. He continued: "My financial disclosure is public knowledge and has been so for the last 37 years or so."

"All you have to do is ask for it, you are so misinformed it is extraordinary."

Marshall then reiterated the importance of this issue and suggested that there could be "shenanigans" going on.

"This is a huge issue, wouldn't you agree that you see things before members of Congress would see them so there is an air of appearance that maybe some shenanigans are going on," Marshal said.

He added: "I assume that is not the case."

Fauci interrupted Marshal to repeat that his financial disclosures are public knowledge and have been so for years.

He added: "You are getting amazingly wrong information.

"It is totally accessible to you if you want it, you are totally incorrect."

He then could be heard saying "what a moron, Jesus Christ." as the Committee meeting moved on.

Marshall later tweeted a clip of this moment and dubbed Fauci the "least trusted bureaucrat in America."

Fauci's spat with Paul has seen similar viewing numbers on social media and has been viewed over 2.5 million times.

The White House chief medical advisor argued Paul was financially benefiting from calling for his resignation. Fauci claimed Paul was also "personally attacking" him for political reasons.

"The last time we had a Committee meeting or the time before, he was accusing me of being responsible for the death of 5 to 4 million people which is really irresponsible," Fauci said.

He continued: "I said 'why is he doing that?' There are two reasons that is really bad, the first is it distracts from what we are all trying to do here today, get our arms around this epidemic and pandemic we are dealing with, not something imaginary.

"Number 2, what happens when he gets out and accuses me of things that are completely untrue is it all of a sudden that kindles the crazies out there and I have threats upon my life, harassment of my family and my children."

He went on to explain the story of how a Californian man, Kuachua Xiong, was pulled over during a road trip while armed with a gun and a hit list that included Fauci.

Fauci also revealed a screenshot from Paul's website to support his claim that the senator was personally attacking him and attempting to profit off of it.

"Go to Rand Paul's website and you see 'Fire Dr. Fauci' with a little box saying contribute here." He said.

"You can do 5 dollars, 10 dollars, 20 dollars, 100 dollars, so you are making a catastrophic epidemic for your political gain," Fauci added.

Senator Patty Murray interrupted the pair arguing and said the meeting must move on due to the amount needed to get through.

Newsweek has contacted Fauci, Marshall and Paul's office for comment.

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Dr. Anthony Fauci, White House Chief Medical Advisor and Director of the NIAID, shows a screen grab of a campaign website for Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) while answering his questions at a Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee hearing on Capitol Hill on January 11, 2022 in Washington, D.C. Dr. Fauci's interaction during this Committee meeting have since gone viral. Greg Nash-Pool/Getty Images

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