Dr. Oz says Fauci should be held accountable for misleading Congress

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Dr. Oz says it’s time for Dr. Fauci to take his medicine.

Mehmet Oz, the medical entrepreneur and television host now running for US Senate in Pennsylvania, said he would like to see Anthony Fauci removed as director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases — a post he has held since 1984.

“Dr. Anthony Fauci has lost the faith and confidence of the American people,” Oz told The Post. “It’s time for a new face talking to the American people, one that is more trusted.

“I believe Anthony Fauci should be held accountable for misleading, whether willfully or unintentionally, the American public and the United States Congress,” Oz added.

Oz threw his hat into the Pennsylvania GOP Senate race last week, looking to fill the seat being vacated by retiring Republican incumbent Sen. Pat Toomey. David McCormick, a hedge fund CEO, is also eyeing a run. Scott Parnell, a Trump-endorsed candidate, dropped out of the race in November.

Fauci has come under growing fire in conservative circles after telling Congress that the National Institutes of Health — his parent organization — had not funded gain-of-function research at the Wuhan Institute of Virology in China. The NIH later corrected Fauci. Many experts believe coronavirus originated at the institute.

Some Republicans, like House GOP conference chair Rep. Elise Stefanik, have called for Fauci, who remains in good standing with President Biden as his chief medical advisor, to be prosecuted on charges of lying to Congress.

Mehmet Oz, the medical entrepreneur and television host now running for US Senate in Pennsylvania, said he would like to see Anthony Fauci removed as director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases.
Mehmet Oz, the medical entrepreneur and television host now running for US Senate in Pennsylvania, said he would like to see Anthony Fauci removed as director of the NIAID.
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Oz also spoke to The Post in an online interview about his belief that Black Lives Matter undermines black communities.

“I do not support the actions being taken by the Black Lives Matter organization and its leadership. BLM has the wrong approach at every level,” Oz said — adding the movement had “incit[ed] violence and property destruction.” 

“While our Constitution protects the right to peaceably assemble, anything that involves rioting, looting, or destruction needs to be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law,” Oz said. “We need to support law enforcement and provide them with the tools and resources they need to do their job of keeping our communities safe – including keeping dangerous criminals off the street.”

Oz said he is against teaching Critical Race Theory in schools, calling CRT harmful to race relations.

“We should not be teaching or telling students that America is inherently racist. We are stronger as a country when we stand together – not divided on racial lines,” Oz said.

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