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Kellyanne Conway Warns Lawmakers Against Treating Fauci Like Kavanaugh

Kellyanne Conway urged lawmakers not to pursue a path of partisan inquiry in their interview with to..

By Sunday Herald Team , in US Politics , at May 6, 2020

Kellyanne Conway urged lawmakers not to pursue a path of partisan inquiry in their interview with top infectious disease expert Dr. Anthony Fauci, like she suggested they did with Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh, whose confirmation hearings were held against the backdrop of sexual assault allegations.

Speaking to “Fox & Friends,” Conway warned Democrats against adopting interview methods reminiscent of those faced by Kavanaugh, as Fauci prepares to testify on Capitol Hill.

Fauci, who is a member of the White House Coronavirus Task Force, will be allowed to testify before the Senate in coming days, according to multiple reports.

President Donald Trump earlier blocked Faucis testimony in the House of Representatives and expressed reluctance to have officials testify before the Democrat-controlled House.

“The House is a setup,” Trump told reporters outside the White House on Tuesday. “The House is a bunch of Trump haters.”

Trump also accused congressional Democrats of exploiting the COVID-19 crisis for political gain, claiming they “want our situation to be unsuccessful, which means death,” and “want us to fail so they can win an election which theyre not going to win.”

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Anthony Fauci and Trump Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, speaks alongside President Donald Trump at a press briefing with members of the White House Coronavirus Task Force in Washington on April 5, 2020. (Sarah Silbiger/Getty Images)

Conway called on lawmakers who would be interviewing Fauci not to conduct what she characterized as their “usual fishing expedition.”

“I just hope that the people who are asking the questions are asking intelligent, rational questions that are actually relevant to the American health, because weve seen what they do before,” Conway told “Fox & Friends,” apparently referring to the style of the inquiry into sexual assault allegations by Kavanaugh during his controversial Supreme Court confirmation hearings.

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new york times reporters Judge Brett Kavanaugh testifies before the Senate Judiciary Committee during the first day of his confirmation hearing to serve as Associate Justice on the U.S. Supreme Court at the Capitol in Washington on Sept. 4, 2018. (Samira Bouaou/The Epoch Times)

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