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Anthony Fauci calling a Republican senator a ‘moron’ is today’s most satisfying watch

To the United States, where Dr Anthony Fauci had an unfortunate ‘hot mic’ moment when his take on a Republican senator’s questioning became rather more public than he thought it would.

Well, it was unfortunate for him and supremely satisfying for everyone else.

Fauci, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, had just had a heated exchange with senator Roger Marshall who appeared to be alluding to some sort of cover-up.

Here’s the hot mic moment.

Oof.

This is the exchange which led up to it.

And here’s an edited highlight or two.

Roger Marshall: ‘Where would we find it?

Anthony Fauci: ‘All you have to do is ask for it. You’re so misinformed it’s extraordinary.

RM: ‘There’s an air of appearance that maybe some shenanigans are going on …’

AF: ‘What are you talking about? My financial disclosures are public knowledge and have been so … you are getting amazingly wrong information.’

RM: ‘I cannot find them, our office cannot find them. Where would they be if they were public knowledge?’

AF: ‘It is totally accessible to you if you want it.’

RM: ‘To the public?’

AF: ‘To the public. You are totally incorrect.’

It prompted no end of responses on Twitter. Here are our favourites.

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Here’s what Marshall had to say later.

And this was the winning response.

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Source Twitter @atrupar @Mediaite H/T Indy100