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Fauci’s Silence On Border Crisis Is Deafening, Meadows Says

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Rep. Mark Meadows, the ex-White House chief of staff, continued his fierce criticism of Dr. Anthony Fauci on Wednesday, wondering aloud why the nation’s top disease expert has been so quiet on the COVID-19 dangers unraveling at the southern border.

“There was no policy, medical or otherwise, that Dr. Fauci wouldn’t weigh in on when President Trump was in the White House,” the North Carolina Republican tweeted. “Curious we haven’t heard from the same Dr. Fauci on Joe Biden releasing thousands of COVID untested migrants into the U. S.”

Meadows was referring to reports of migrants overwhelming U. S. Border Patrol agents along the southern border. Rep. Henry Cuellar, D-Texas, said at least 2,000 migrants have been released without full information on any upcoming court proceedings, according to WREG.com. He said agents are overwhelmed. The New York Post also reported that 2,000 were released without evidence of submitting to a COVID-19 test.

Border Patrol did not immediately respond to an inquiry from Fox News.

Meadows is not the first Republican to express frustrations with Fauci’s silence on the issue. Rep. Mo Brooks, R-Ala., wrote in a letter earlier this month calling on Fauci to use his political sway to stop “a dangerous new foreign pipeline for COVID-19.”

“Hundreds of illegal immigrants” have been released at the border “on nothing more than a promise to appear at a future hearing, the letter said, according … (Read more)

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