"I don't enjoy those kinds of confrontations," Fauci said.
"But it was very, very clear that he was talking about liberties that were being restricted. This has nothing to do with liberties. We're talking about the fact that 560,000 people in our country have died. We're talking about 60,000 new infections per day. This is a public health issue, it is not a civil liberties issue."
"It's almost paradoxical, that on the one hand, they (Republicans) want to be relieved of the restrictions, but on the other hand, they don't want to be vaccinated. It just almost doesn't make any sense," he also said.
Dr. Anthony Fauci, Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease, joined Chuck Todd on NBC's "Meet the Press" this week to address safety concerns about Johnson & Johnson's COVID vaccine.
"I doubt very seriously if they just cancel" it, Fauci said. "I do think that there...
Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) hammered Dr. Anthony Fauci on when COVID is not considered a threat enough for people to have their freedoms back at a House Oversight subcommittee hearing on Thursday.
REP. JIM JORDAN: Thank you, Mr. Chairman. Dr. Fauci, when is the time? When is the time?
Rep. Raja Krishnamoorthi (D-IL) asked Dr. Anthony Fauci to respond to FOX News host Tucker Carlson "suggesting" that vaccines don't work at a House Oversight subcommittee hearing on Thursday.
"I wish that he would not have said it," Fauci said. "Again, I don't want to get into a back-and-forth,...