Dr. Anthony Fauci gave his final message in his more than half-century of service with the government on Tuesday.
White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre lauded Fauci's work at Fauci's final event.
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"As you all know, Dr. Fauci is retiring next month, and I am honored--so honored--to have him join me today one more time, one last time at the podium," Jean-Pierre gushed. "For so many Americans throughout our fight with COVID, Dr. Fauci has been a source of information and facts."
"But Dr. Fauci's leadership and legacy stretch far beyond the past couple of years, whether it be HIV/AIDS, Ebola or COVID-19," she continued. "For close to four decades, and under seven Republican and Democratic presidents, Dr. Fauci has always led with the science, and our country is stronger and healthier because of his leadership."
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Fauci's final message, however, also included a focus on what you would expect, another warning to get a vaccination shot.
"My message — and my final message, maybe the final message I give you from this podium — is that please, for your own safety, for that of your family, get your updated COVID-19 shot as soon as you're eligible to protect yourself, your family, and your community," he urged.
Townhall writer Spencer Brown noted what many Americans likely thought about the press secretary's glowing words.
"Jean-Pierre seems to have conveniently forgotten that Fauci advocated for school closures early in the pandemic, advised against buying masks initially, withheld information from Americans he thought we couldn't handle, and joined Biden to demonize Americans who chose not to get vaccinated," he wrote.
Fauci's retirement may not be the last time the doctor shows up in Washington.
Many conservative lawmakers have already said they plan to bring Fauci in to answer questions under oath about his efforts during the pandemic.
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