Fauci and Biden visited Abyssinian Baptist Church, a megachurch on W. 138th St. in the borough of Manhattan. People can get a COVID-19 shot there.
About 75 protesters gathered outside the church, shouting “fire Fauci” and “freedom over fear.”
The group held signs that included “‘Faucism’ is the only legal religion” and “Fauci = criminal.”
Jo Rose, one of the protesters, said that the recently released emails to and from the doctor show that he has lied.
“Nothing that Dr. Fauci said is based on real science,” she said.
Fauci, White House chief medical adviser to the president and director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, has said the emails are “really ripe to be taken out of context” and has received support from President Joe Biden even as calls among members of Congress for his resignation or firing grow.
“The American people don’t have trust in Dr. Fauci,” House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) said on “Breitbart News Saturday.” “Let’s find a person we can trust. Take politics aside, I mean we’re talking about American lives here.”
Fauci, Biden, and Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) visited with health care workers and thanked them for their work. The first lady showed her appreciation for Fauci, introducing him as “the man, the myth, the legend!”
The group, who were all masked, made brief remarks but took no questions from reporters.
“I want to thank you all for coming, because this is how we get the word out,” Biden said.
“We want everyone 12 or older to come get vaccinated. We’re really working hard because we have to get back to life as normal. And Dr. Fauci is here and he is working hard, he is working seven days a week,” she added.
Fauci, a native New Yorker, said he’s known about the church since he was a child.