Dr Anthony Fauci was heard calling a Republican Senator a “moron” following a heated exchange about the chief medical adviser’s record on investments.
The gaffe came during a Senate health committee hearing aimed at examining if policy changes are needed while the US is battling the hugely contagious omicron variant.
Dr Fauci, the nation’s top infectious disease expert, lost his temper when Sen. Roger Marshall accused him of hiding financial disclosure forms required of public officials.
Dr Fauci told MSNBC on Wednesday that he was stunned to know “that a sitting United States Senator doesn’t realise that my financial statement is public knowledge”.
Watch the full exchange in the video above.
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