On Monday, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) delivered an impassioned speech in which he called for Fauci and other bureaucrats to be held accountable in light of revelations about the National Institutes of Health funding gain-of-function research and puppy experimentation.

Gov. DeSantis spoke about the links between Fauci and the funding of gain-of-function research in Wuhan, China, saying that “We know [the] NIH [National Institute of Health] gave money to fund research, gain-of-function research, at the Wuhan Institute of Virology.”

“So, what they’re doing is they’re taking US tax dollars in China, and they’re trying to create super-viruses that’ll be more dangerous for humans. And they’ll say ‘well, we want to figure out how to combat the viruses,’ but you’re doing this – this is very hazardous.”

“I think it’s unethical to do it. They should have been banned from doing it, but I think they went around the bend. And so, we’ve gotta shut that down. You can’t have mad scientists running around playing God like this.”

Chinese authorities have been chastised for not allowing a full investigation into the Wuhan Virology Lab, despite the World Health Organization and other health officials calling for greater transparency.

Gov. DeSantis then addressed another horrifying scandal in which Dr. Fauci has become embroiled: heinously cruel and unnecessary experiments on puppies in Tunisia, which were also partially funded by Fauci and the NIH.

“And then, come to find out, what else is Fauci and NIH doing? They’re doing cruel experiments on puppies!”

“What they were doing with those puppies is flat-out disgusting. It’s despicable; it needs to stop. I can’t believe American tax dollars would go to treat those dogs the way those dogs [were] treated.”

“I really think Fauci needs to be held accountable. These people, these bureaucrats, they don’t just get to whatever the hell they want to with our tax dollars.”

“And so, from funding gain-of-function research to treating these puppies with really unimaginable cruelty, I think that whole lot of them need to be cleaned out, and we need to be standing up to the American taxpayer and doing things ethically, and certainly not abusing puppies. Thank you.”

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