SEATTLE, Wash., August 11, 2022 – Dr. Anthony Fauci, President Joe Biden’s chief medical advisor and the nation’s top infectious disease expert, was booed as he threw the first pitch ahead of the Seattle Mariners baseball game against the New York Yankees at T-Mobile Park on Tuesday. He was in Seattle to receive the honorary Hutch Award from the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center.
Fauci booed as he walks out to give first pitch at Seattle Mariners gamepic.twitter.com/2QjDimPQbH
— Daily Wire (@realDailyWire) August 10, 2022
According to a Politico published interview with Fauci, he hinted that he may leave his current position before the end of President Biden’s first term, but he has not decided on an exact date.
In an interview led by Dr. Larry Corey just hours before being booed at the baseball game, Dr. Fauci joked that he developed COVID in his kitchen when it was noted that Washington state was the epicenter of the pandemic.
“No, I developed the ancestral model strain. I created it…I was in my kitchen,” Dr. Fauci sarcastically said during his interview.
WATCH: Fauci jokes and laughs about the origins of COVID and gain-of-function research. #USA
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Last month, Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) said during an interview on Fox News that if the Republicans were to take back Congress in the midterms, Dr. Fauci should be prepared to testify under oath regarding the coronavirus pandemic.
For several months both Sen. Paul and Dr. Fauci have been in a political feud regarding the origins of COVID.
With regards to Tuesday’s game, the Seattle Mariners continued their winning streak by defeating the New York Yankees with a score of 4-3. Carlos Santana hit a two-run homer to right-center field resulting in the Mariners 4-3 victory in the bottom of the 7th inning.
The Mariners will be playing against the Texas Rangers on August 12 at Globe Field in Arlington, TX.