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Former Trump chief of staff wants to know why Dr. Fauci isn't saying something about the COVID dangers of the border crisis
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Former Trump chief of staff wants to know why Dr. Fauci isn't saying something about the COVID dangers of the border crisis

Curiously quiet

Dr. Anthony Fauci, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases and President Joe Biden's chief medical adviser, has been more than happy to speak his mind on a multitude of topics whenever he believes there might be even the most tangential coronavirus connection.

He has warned against going to holiday gatherings, attending sporting events, living life without face masks even if vaccinated, allowing maskless kids to play together, and anything else that tickles his fancy.

But he has been strangely silent about the current border crisis, where our Border Patrol is being overrun by thousands of illegal aliens surging into the U.S. The migrant crisis has raised COVID-19 questions in the minds of many observers.

How many of these illegals are positive for the virus? Is our government even bothering to test them? Have they released known COVID-positive migrants into the country?

It turns out that thousands of migrants have been released into the U.S. without evidence of ever having submitted to a COVID-19 test, the New York Post reported.

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention even changed its COVID protocol guidelines to allow the Biden administration to house illegal immigrant children in shelters at 100% capacity — and more.

And at least one mayor of a U.S. border town has repeatedly sounded the alarm that the government was shipping illegals to his community and refusing to reveal the migrants' COVID-19 infection rates.

Yet Dr. Fauci has remained curiously quiet about all of this.

His silence has not gone unnoticed.

One of the leading voices calling out Fauci's refusal to call out the border crisis' COVID-19 threat is the man who served as chief of staff to former President Donald Trump.

Mark Meadows made his observation Wednesday afternoon on Twitter.

"There was no policy, medical or otherwise, that Dr. Fauci wouldn't weigh in on when President Trump was in the White House," Meadows wrote. "Curious we haven't heard from the same Dr. Fauci on Joe Biden releasing thousands of COVID untested migrants into the U.S."

Meadows isn't the only Fauci critic to note the good doctor's refusal to comment on the border situation.

Alabama Republican Rep. Mo Brooks and a number of other GOP lawmakers fired off a letter to Fauci on March 12 asking him to use his clout to stop "a dangerous new foreign pipeline for COVID-19" along the U.S.-Mexico border, AL.com reported.

The letter stated that Biden's "dangerous" policy of "catch-and-release" along the southern border has caused an uptick in illegal crossings, exposing "the lack of any uniform testing requirements or quarantine protocols — despite the fact that Mexico now has the highest per capita COVID fatality rate in Latin America."

"Even more troubling," the letter continued, "are recent reports indicating that the surge in illegal migration is worsening by the day, creating a dangerous new foreign pipeline for COVID-19 infections in border communities, and the nation at large."

Fauci, the lawmakers noted, is "in a unique position to make recommendations based on scientific evidence and data on what you believe to be best practices when it comes to containing the spread of the virus — something you have not hesitated to do on multiple occasions over the course of the last several months."

Yet, Fauci has remained silent.

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Chris Field

Chris Field

Chris Field is the former Deputy Managing Editor of TheBlaze.