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It appears that Dr. Anthony Fauci made a gigantic mistake when he crossed Republican Kansas Sen. Roger Marshall, who has now shown the world the doctor’s financial information.
His financial records show that Dr. Fauci, who makes more than President Joe Biden annually and is the highest paid federal employee, and his wife, have a combined net worth of around $10 million, The Daily Mail reported.
Fauci’s salary is $434,312 annually, more than Biden’s $400,000, and his wife, Christine Grady, who works as the Chief of the Department of Bioethics at the National Institutes of Health, rakes in $176,000 each year.
And it also showed that Fauci, who has headed the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases since 1984, and his wife, profited during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Fauci’s records show that he and his wife were paid $13,298 to attend four galas and ceremonies – three of them virtual.
He was paid $5,000 to attend a ‘RFK Ripple of Hope’ virtual awards ceremony in December 2020; $1,600 to attend ‘An Evening of Hope’ virtual event in April 2020; and $1,500 to attend a ‘Prepared for Life’ virtual gala in October 2020.
He was also reimbursed $5,198 for costs associated with his being awarded federal employee of the year and being given the Service to America medal, in October 2020.
The four events were listed under ‘gifts and travel reimbursements’.
They also have an interest in an Italian restaurant in San Francisco, Jackson Fillmore Trattoria. The restaurant did not make them any money, however, the disclosures show.
Fauci’s wife, Christine Grady, 69, is also still working full-time at the National Institutes of Health on an annual salary of $176,000.
The senator who leaked Fauci’s financials had an altercation with him during a Senate hearing this week which also brought him to introduce legislation named for Fauci.
The “Fauci Act,” as it is being called, is being introduced by Republican Kansas Sen. Roger Marshall who wants to capitalize on a hot-mic moment Dr. Fauci had this week, The New York Post reported.
The bill, formally titled the Financial Accountability for Uniquely Compensated Individuals (FAUCI) Act, would also require the Office of Government Ethics (OGE) to publish a list of government officials whose financial disclosures are not publicly available, according to multiple outlets.
Marshall clashed with the White House chief medical adviser during a Senate hearing Tuesday after the senator asked Fauci: “Would you be willing to submit to Congress and the public a financial disclosure that includes your past and current investments?”
“My financial disclosure is public knowledge and has been so for the last 37 years or so,” the doctor, who called Marshall “so misinformed, it’s extraordinary,” said.
“We cannot find them. Our office cannot find them. Where would they be if they are public knowledge?” the senator said.
“It is totally accessible to you if you want it,” the doctor said.
“For the public? Is it accessible to the public?” the senator said.
“To the public, to the public!” Dr. Fauci said.
“Great, we look forward to reviewing it,” Sen. Marshall responded.
But after that Dr. Fauci muttered into the live mic, “What a moron! Jesus Christ!”
“Well, I think we were both very much in the moment,” the senator said to Fox News. “I did not take it personal one bit. I was more focused on the true facts. The fact that he had just lied to Congress.”
“And it takes the NIH, it takes this White House months to respond to any type of request for information, and then it’s redacted. It’s quite a game they’re playing. So I was shocked, I was shocked by his response, that he would lie to Congress again after he had already lied about the viral gain-of-function question that I asked him earlier,” the senator said.