(CBrief) – Former White House COVID adviser Dr. Anthony Fauci is being slammed by some social media users after it was discovered that he could be paid up to $100,000 for speaking engagements.
“Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis’ rapid response director Christina Pushaw on Sunday tweeted a screenshot from the Leading Motivational Speaker’s Agency’s website, which lists Fauci as a ‘motivational’ and ‘health care’ keynote speaker with a price tag that ranges from $50,000 – $100,000,” Fox News reported.
The website describes Fauci as someone “who’s career warrants execution under immense pressure that can alter the course of human existence. His work on domestic as well as global health issues has saved millions of lives. This high level of research, discovery, and execution is amazing given the grave challenges he faces on a daily basis,” the agency writes.
— Christina Pushaw 🐊 🇺🇸 (@ChristinaPushaw) February 5, 2023
Quite a few notable conservatives slammed Fauci on Twitter.
“The audacity of this man,” Latina conservative influencer Jennifer Barreto-Leyva tweeted.
“Follow The Science Starting at 50k an hour,” Substack writer Jordan Schachtel wrote.
“Gotta replace the 400K federal salary…,” NewsBusters’ Tim Graham replied.
“The grift that keeps on gifting,” Kingsley Cortes, a conservative influencer and Trump 2020 campaign staffer quipped.
Last month, Fauci responded to threats from House Republicans to investigate him, telling Fox News host Neil Cavuto that he has “nothing to hide.”
“I have a great deal of respect, Neil, for the process of oversight,” Fauci said. “I really do. I have nothing to hide, I can explain everything that I have done during the period of time that I was involved in that process. And I have no trouble with testifying before the Congress at all.”
“So, they want to get into this with you. And it could get pretty nasty. Are you prepared for that?” Cavuto asked.
“Yes,” Fauci responded. “I mean, I — like I said, Neil, I have no problem. I can defend everything that I have said and done. There was an explanation for it. This was a moving target right from the beginning. And people need to appreciate that, when something is obvious in January or February, that might not be the same in March, April, May, June, or the rest of the summer.”
“I have been completely, totally, 100 percent honest about everything,” Fauci said.