Watch what you say about top DC doc; ‘Fauci is an Italian from Brooklyn. I promise you he knows a guy.’

A doctor came under heavy fire for what social media users called out as “ethnic stereotyping” in a post about Dr. Anthony Fauci.

Emily Porter, whose Twitter bio describes her as a “Doctor, mother, wife, daughter,” wondered in a tweet this week how the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases doesn’t act out in response to all the “unwarranted verbal abuse” he has been subject to.

It is not clear what Porter was responding to specifically, but her comment followed Fauci’s appearance before the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions where he, once again, locked horns with Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., and others.

At one point during Tuesday’s meeting, Fauci was overheard on a hot mic calling Republican Sen. Roger Marshall a “moron.”

“Fauci is an Italian from Brooklyn. I promise you he knows a guy,” Porter tweeted. “How he resists calling said guy after all this unwarranted verbal abuse is beyond me.”

Her words sparked immediate backlash on Twitter where she was raked over the coals for seeming to suggest President Joe Biden’s Chief Medical Advisor is “connected with violent mobsters.”

Frieda Powers


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