Meghan McCain has called for President Biden to replace the nation’s top doctor on infectious diseases, Dr. Anthony Fauci, and replace him with someone who ‘does understand science’.
McCain called for a change in leadership because of what she claimed was his ‘inconsistent messaging’ over coronavirus vaccine.
Her frustration lies with an earlier interview given by Fauci, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, who appeared on
Meghan McCain complained about not getting a COVID-19 vaccine yet and then called on President Biden to fire Dr. Anthony Fauci
Her rant happened during ABC’s The View on Monday morning and spilled over on Twitter
However he refused to be drawn on whether those who had been inoculated against the coronavirus, such as elderly grandparents, would be able to spend time with their grandchildren and other family members after so many months apart.
‘There will be recommendations coming out. I don’t want to be making a recommendation now on public TV,’ Fauci said.
‘I was very frustrated when I saw this clip,’ McCain said on ABC’s The View.
‘The fact that Dr. Fauci is going on CNN and he can’t tell me if I get the vaccine, I’ll be able to have dinner with my family. It’s terribly inconsistent messaging and it continues to be inconsistent messaging,’ she said.
‘The idea that I can get vaccinated and I won’t be able to see friends and nothing in life changes, and we’re going to have to wear masks forever, I don’t understand the downplaying of getting the vaccine because right now we should be wanting as many Americans as possible to get a vaccine,’ McCain said.
Dr Fauci would not be drawn on whether grandparents could visit and hug their unvaccinated grandchildren. ‘There will be recommendations coming out. I don’t want to be making a recommendation now on public TV,’ Fauci said
‘I want to get it, if you call me at 3 o’clock in the morning, I will go anyplace at any time to get it, I wanna be responsible and obviously wait my turn but this rollout has been a disaster,’ McCain added.
McCain went on to praise how the vaccine had been rolled out in Israel where half of the country’s population has been vaccinated, however she continued to lambast the distribution plan in the United States.
McCain said that she ‘would like something to look forward to’ and dismissed the notion that vaccinated Americans can’t resume a somewhat normal life.
‘I’m over Dr. Fauci. I think we need to have more people giving more opinions and I honestly, quite frankly, I think the Biden administration should remove him and put someone else in place that maybe does understand science or can talk to other countries about how we can be more like these places that are doing this successfully,’ McCain said.
Even though McCain knew her comments were ‘controversial’ she continued the argument on Twitter to further condemn Fauci.
‘Many of you can keep worshiping at the alter of Fauchi [sic]. I’m not a phony – i will not go on TV and lie saying one thing privately and another on air. This is my opinion. We need someone else in charge of coronavirus messaging and leadership,’ McCain wrote.
Israel’s inoculation campaign is regarded as the world’s fastest, with one dose of the Pfizer vaccine administered to 4.25 million people out of its nine million-strong population since December. Pictured, People queue to get vaccinated against coronavirus outside a mobile clinic of Magen David Adom parked at the Mahane Yehuda Market in Jerusalem