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The Republican lawmaker who had a heated exchange with Anthony Fauci over his financial disclosures — culminating with an exasperated Fauci calling him a “moron” under his breath — has released the White House’s chief medical adviser’s financial records.
Sen. Roger Marshall (R-KS) claimed that Fauci was dishonest during the Senate hearing when he said his financial disclosures were public knowledge. Marshall wrote a letter to Fauci, formally requesting his records “for the fiscal years covering the pandemic” with only “personal and sensitive information” redacted.
“Dr. Fauci lied to the American people. He is more concerned with being a media star and posing for the cover of magazines than he is being honest with the American people,” Marshall said in a statement.
Fauci “was completely dishonest about his financial disclosures being open to the public – it’s no wonder he is the least trusted bureaucrat in America,” Marshall said.
The records, which are available to view here, show that Fauci and his wife, a top bioethicist at the National Institutes of Health, have a combined wealth of $10.4 million.
Fauci is the highest-paid federal employee, out-earning President Joe Biden, making $434,312 annually. Fauci’s pension will be the largest in U.S. history when he retires, exceeding $350,000 per year.
According to the records, he and his wife made $13,298 to attend four galas and ceremonies in 2020. Fauci’s three Charles Schwab accounts total more than $8.3 million.
During the Senate hearing, the pair’s heated exchange began when Marshall asked the disease expert if he’d be willing to submit his financial disclosures. Fauci replied: “I don’t understand why you’re asking me that question.”
“My financial disclosure is public knowledge and has been so for the last 37 years or so.”
Earlier, the Kansas Republican announced he’d be introducing the Financial Accountability for Uniquely Compensated Individuals (FAUCI) Act, requiring financial disclosures of administration officials to be publicly accessible online.
“At the end of the day, Dr. Fauci must be held accountable to all Americans who have been suing and requesting for this information but don’t have the power of a Senate office to ask for it. For these reasons, I will be introducing the FAUCI Act so financial disclosures like these are made public and are easily accessible online to every American,” he said.
How Fauci has profited from the pandemic: Senator he called ‘moron’ leaks his unredacted financial disclosures that show he raked in $5,000 from one virtual event and he and his wife are worth at least $10 million