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Meghan McCain calls for Biden to remove Fauci
Meghan McCain on Monday called for Anthony Fauci, the nation's top infectious diseases expert, to be fired, blaming him for "inconsistent messaging" regarding the distribution of coronavirus vaccines.
"The fact that Dr. Fauci is going on CNN and he can't tell me if I get the vaccine I'll be able to have dinner with my family," McCain, the co-host of "The View," said Monday, as reported by Mediaite. "It's terribly inconsistent messaging."
The co-host went on to unfavorably contrast the U.S. with Israel, which has reportedly given the first dose of the vaccine to about half the population.
"I think we need to have more people giving more opinions, and honestly, quite frankly, I think the Biden administration should remove him and put someone else in place that maybe does understand science or can talk to other countries about how we can be more like these places who are doing this successfully," she said.
"The fact that I, Meghan McCain, co-host of 'The View,' don't know when or how I will be able to get a vaccine because the rollout for my age range and my health is so nebulous, I have no idea when and how I get it," she added.
McCain's co-host Whoopi Goldberg pushed back by noting the difference between the populations of the U.S. and Israel and pointing out that individual people being vaccinated does not necessarily mean an immediate return to normal.
"You probably could get your shot, but you're going to go outside and be surrounded by people who have not gotten their shot, and they don't know yet whether - how protected you're going be," Goldberg said. "This is all stuff that we'll know when the science makes sense, or we could have them just say, yeah, and then we'll get them on the other side when he's wrong."