Fauci, who is President Joe Biden’s chief medical adviser, said in an interview that aired Sunday on CBS’ “Face the Nation.”
“I’m just going to do my job and I’m going to be saving lives, and they’re going to be lying,” Fauci said.
Cruz has urged Attorney General Merrick Garland to appoint a special prosecutor to investigate Fauci’s statements.
Fauci, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, called the GOP criticism nonsense.
“Anybody who’s looking at this carefully realizes that there’s a distinct anti-science flavor to this,” he said.
Cruz and Paul say an October letter from NIH to Congress contradicts Fauci.
NIH has repeatedly maintained that its funding did not go to such research involving boosting the infectivity and lethality of a pathogen. »