During a recent interview with ABC's Jonathan Karl, Fauci was asked "Was it a mistake...to see schools closed as long as they were?" - leading him to immediately rattle off a number of lies without pushback.
"If you go back, and I ask anybody to go back over the number of times that I've said we've got to do everything we can to keep the schools open, no one plays that clip," he said. "They always come back and say, 'Fauci is responsible for closing the schools.' I had nothing to do [with it], I mean, let's get down to the facts."
Fauci previously denied having any role in any kind of lockdowns in July, falsely claiming "I didn't shut down anything."
Of course, your memories are not failing you, and Fauci is indeed trying to rewrite history here. Author Justin Hart put together a compilation of just a handful of times Fauci publicly pushed for shutting down the country:
"Was it a mistake...to see schools closed as long as they were?"— RNC Research (@RNCResearch) October 16, 2022
FAUCI: "I had nothing to do with it!" pic.twitter.com/azgKnyd1VT
And Grabien's Tom Elliott found countless other examples of Fauci publicly calling for a nationwide shutdown despite now pretending that he never did any such thing.
March 6, 2020:— Tom Elliott (@tomselliott) October 17, 2022
Fauci: "If we get community-based cases throughout various parts of the country, you use that information to make the decision if they’re going to do what you said, which is to do the social distancing — that includes teleworking, closing schools, etc." pic.twitter.com/Y7MP7RLv4B
April 7, 2020: Defending closing schools and summer camps, Fauci says he is "optimistic" schools can open again in the fall pic.twitter.com/Kq65721zxR— Tom Elliott (@tomselliott) October 17, 2022
July 21, 2020:— Tom Elliott (@tomselliott) October 17, 2022
Fauci says we should "try" to re-open schools next fall, but still couches it in the conditional of having to first and foremost protect kids pic.twitter.com/mOQFZsjKzs
November 29, 2020:— Tom Elliott (@tomselliott) October 17, 2022
After schools failed to re-open in the fall, Fauci changes course and says "close the bars and keep the schools open" pic.twitter.com/MhrznV0V94
February 14, 2021:— Tom Elliott (@tomselliott) October 17, 2022
Fauci updates his talking points again, this time aligning w/ the Biden Admin on waiting to reopen until Congress passed a big teachers union slush fund (the $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan) pic.twitter.com/XGa96IA0Tl
And despite all the prior statements contradicting his denials today, the mainstream media is more than happy to allow him to rewrite history in front of their eyes.
March 4, 2021:— Tom Elliott (@tomselliott) October 17, 2022
Fauci: To re-open schools, Congress should pass funding for new "ventilation systems" and other "resources" pic.twitter.com/3DI8Z9JcZX
Matt Palumbo is the author of The Man Behind the Curtain: Inside the Secret Network of George Soros