Democrats continue to shield Dr. Anthony Fauci from Republicans questioning his metrics for keeping mask orders and other COVID protocols in place.
“Give us some objective standards versus when certain things get reached, we might be able to get back to having our liberty. When, what are the numbers?" Ohio Congressman Jim Jordan demanded Thursday.
"Right now, we're at an unacceptably high level on a daily basis. It's unacceptably high, regardless of who you are,” Fauci responded.
At this point, Jordan's time was running out during a House Select subcommittee. “The American people want Dr. Fauci to answer the question. What does it have to be?” Jordan asked again.
"You need to respect the chair and shut your mouth," California Congresswoman Maxine Waters said to Jordan.
Jordan, like many on the right, are now questioning why Dr. Fauci wears two masks after being vaccinated. And why states like Texas and Florida are criticized for reopening but have since flourished.
“The goal is to keep us shut down, keep us locked away, keep us afraid of a virus that has a 98 percent recovery rate,” says Becky Blalock, founder of the anti-mask group Unmuzzled Houston.
Dr. Fauci fired back at Congressman Jordan saying, "We're not talking about liberties. We're talking about a pandemic that has killed 560,000 Americans."
“The perspective is so different if you're on the left. You think the 'community' is responsible for each other. And if you believe in freedom and personal responsibility, you take responsibility for your life and you don't expect the community to change for you,” Blalock added.