U.S. Senate candidate Dr. Manny Sethi on Monday called on U.S. President Donald Trump to fire Dr. Anthony Fauci, and he also blasted Facebook and Twitter for censoring information about the use of hydroxychloroquine.
This, according to a press release that Sethi sent via email.
“I’ve had about enough of this guy Fauci. If I’m President Trump, I call Dr. Fauci into the Board room and tell him, ‘You’re fired,” Sethi said.
“Instead of having a plan to protect the most vulnerable among us and allowing us to get to herd immunity, he called for total lockdown. His plan did incredible damage to our economy. Fauci failed, and now he wants us to double down on failure again by completely destroying what’s left of our economy.”
U.S. Senate candidate Bill Hagerty, Sethi’s opponent in the GOP primary election that will be held this Thursday, told The Tennessee Star in an email Monday that he does not believe Fauci has done a good job advising Trump.
“President Trump is quite capable of managing the Executive Branch, and I don’t view it as my job as a U.S. Senate Candidate to tell him how to manage his staff. President Trump is certainly able to fire Dr. Fauci if he and his team see fit to do so. But make no mistake, this virus started in China and was allowed to spread around the world by the Communist leadership regime there. China needs to be held accountable,” Hagerty said.
“The Communist Chinese regime there committed the crime of the century with their disinformation campaign. As your Senator, I’ll continue to work with President Trump to hit China where it hurts by bringing our critical supply chains home and making Made in the USA the theme of our nation.”
Sethi, in his press release, also blasted Facebook and Twitter for freezing the accounts of doctors who advocate the use of hydroxychloroquine as a treatment option for patients.
“Hydroxychloroquine is a legitimate treatment option for doctors to use with patients. It’s not a silver bullet, but at the same time, I had a friend whose life was saved because of hydroxychloroquine,” said Sethi, who is also a physician.
“So where do Twitter and Facebook get off censoring doctors for talking about Hydroxychloroquine? Where did Mark Zuckerberg and Jack Dorsey get their MDs? They need to butt out of this conversation and let doctors work.”
Meanwhile, Hagerty, in an emailed statement, said too many “Washington liberals and members of the media criticize President Trump for discussing Hydroxychloroquine.”
“Even worse, social media platforms and websites like Twitter and Google have censored President Trump, Donald Trump Jr. and a number of doctors for discussing the potential for hydroxychloroquine,” Hagerty said.
“I have long said that no social media channel should be the arbiter of what’s true and what’s not. This one-sided attack on conservatives is very dangerous and should come to an end now.”
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