The GOP congressman, who is co-sponsoring Marjorie Taylor Greene's Fire Fauci Act, told reporters he wanted to see evidence. "I can read data," he added, touting his master's in mechanical engineering.
Nathan Coy's online activity was brought to light by another TikTok user who works to expose misinformation and hatred, especially in the medical community.
Dr. Anthony Fauci reports a pill treatment for COVID-19 symptoms could be available by the end of the year.
Greene's bill would reduce Fauci's salary to $0 and doubled its support after Fauci's emails were released.
"Dr. Fauci was not elected by the American people—he was not supposed to guide our economy," Greene told reporters.
Funding to the Wuhan Institute of Virology has been called into question as Republicans push for probe into lab as source of COVID-19 pandemic.
While Fauci advised against the use of hydroxychloroquine as a COVID-19 treatment, several recent studies have re-examined the drug's use for that purpose.
Joe Biden's intelligence report on the pandemic's origins is due in August, but Dr. Fauci has warned against taking an accusatory stance.
The infectious diseases expert has faced criticism from Republicans over the United States' handling of the novel coronavirus.
Marjorie Taylor Greene's bill would reduce Fauci's salary to $0 and she's advocated for him to be held criminally liable for the pandemic.
The former president's friends and aides worry that his "reinstatement" talk makes him sound "unhinged." But his insistence that COVID-19 was caused by a Chinese lab leak doesn't sound so crazy in light of Dr. Fauci's email comments.
"Dr. Anthony Fauci needs to get a lawyer," Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) said on Tuesday. "Because he is liable. I believe he is liable, criminally liable for what has happened with COVID-19."
Tennessee Senator Marsha Blackburn hit out at Anthony Fauci for writing a book during the pandemic, saying he wrote it while Americans suffered.
"If you look at his emails, they're really horrible. He was in the pocket, it would see...of China, the way he pandered to them and the way he dealt with them," Trump added.
The spotlight has fallen on Dr. Anthony Fauci and Kristian Andersen since the release of email exchanges between the pair revealed the scientists' thoughts about the virus during the early stage of the pandemic.
Fauci, a favorite target for GOP criticism throughout the pandemic, has faced renewed attacks since news outlets published the contents of internal emails.
"This is literally inciting violence against Dr. Fauci," one user tweeted.
Wallace said Friday "there is no smoking gun" in the recently released Fauci emails, which have stirred rampant GOP criticism.
The White House has dismissed the possibility of firing the prominent public health official.
The Georgia lawmaker spread the conspiracy theory about origins of the virus following the release of Fauci's emails.
Fauci responded to conservatives and conspiracy theorists amplifying attacks on him after the release of his emails during the Rachel Maddow interview.
Gaetz also claimed that Fauci worked with Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerburg to craft "false" information about COVID-19.
The president says he isn't bothered by Fauci's GOP critics who have called for his firing after a trove of his emails made headlines this week.
ICAN has been described as a "key anti-vaxxer organization" by the Center for Countering Digital Hate.
Donald Trump's eldest son said GOP lawmakers who don't back a probe don't deserve to represent Americans.
There was never any compelling reason to dismiss the lab leak theory out of hand.
Recently released emails show some experts were initially concerned the COVID virus "looked engineered."
Dr. Anthony Fauci reportedly stressed the "need to keep on investigating until a possibility is proven" while arguing that it is "entirely conceivable" that COVID-19 has its roots in a mysterious virus that killed three Chinese miners in 2012.
Trump criticized the country's top infectious disease expert on a number of things, including "being totally against masks even when I thought they would at least be helpful."