Sen. Roger Marshall (R-KS) is selling shirts with Dr. Anthony Fauci’s likeness and the phrase “moron” to help fund his reelection campaign after Fauci called the senator a “moron” during a Senate Health Committee hearing on January 11.
The shirts are made in the United States and are listed for $29 apiece, Marshall’s website shows. Proceeds from sales will go to Marshall’s reelection campaign in 2026, according to the Daily Mail.
During his exchange with Fauci on January 11, Marshall pressed the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) director about his finances. Fauci reportedly earns the highest salary of any employee in the U.S. federal government.
Breitbart News reported:
Marshall’s line of questioning visibly irritated Fauci. “I don’t understand why you’re asking me that question,” Fauci said. He then explained that his financial disclosures are made public.
In a back and forth exchange, Marshall accused “big tech giants” of hiding Fauci’s finances from the public, and Fauci repeatedly called the senator “misinformed.” Marshall explained that his office could not locate Fauci’s financial disclosures online.
“Why am I misinformed? This is a huge issue,” said Marshall, who continued to question Fauci about his earnings.
At the end of the exchange, a hot mic caught Fauci saying, “What a moron. Jesus Christ.”
Marshall slammed the NIAID director in a tweet after the hearing.
Calling me a moron during a Senate hearing may have alleviated the stress of the least trusted bureaucrat in America, but it didn’t take away from the facts. We need the truth Dr. Fauci! pic.twitter.com/GyfdppfNgn
— Dr. Roger Marshall (@RogerMarshallMD) January 11, 2022
The next day, Marshall sent Fauci an official notice demanding copies of his financial disclosures, Breitbart News reported. In part, the letter reads….