“The View” host Meghan McCain had some harsh words for Dr. Anthony Fauci on the show Monday, slamming the White House health adviser for his recent comments on COVID-19.

What happened

McCain recently shared a clip from CNN in which CNN’s Dana Bash asked Fauci when people can visit each other after getting the vaccine, per The New York Post.

  • “There will be recommendations coming out. I don’t want to be making a recommendation now on public TV,” he said on CNN. “I would want to sit down with the team and take a look at that.”
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McCain roasted Fauci over the clip. She said she had respect for Fauci, but she couldn’t agree with his lack of a concrete answer, according to The Daily Beast.

  • “That being said, next week it will be a year since we left the studio and I have been very responsible in many different ways as so many Americans have been,” she said. “And the fact that Dr. Fauci is going on CNN and he can’t tell me that if I get the vaccine, if I’ll be able to have dinner with my family.”
  • She added: “I understand President Trump can take much of the blame, but now we’re in the Biden administration and I, for one, would like something to look forward to and to hope for because if getting the vaccine means that just nothing changes and we have to wait another few years until everyone gets it, there’s already a lot of people not getting it.”
  • “So I’m over Dr. Fauci,” McCain declared. “I think we need to have more people giving more opinions and honestly quite frankly, I think the Biden administration should remove him and put someone in place that does understand science or can talk like these other countries about how we can be more like these other places that are doing this successfully.”

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Fauci, one of the top infectious disease experts in the United States, said Americans might not fully return to normal until 2022, as I wrote for the Deseret News. He said this means masks may be necessary until then.

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  • Fauci told CNN it’s “possible” Americans will need to wear masks in 2022.
  • Fauci said: “You know, I think it is possible that that’s the case and, again, it really depends on what you mean by normality.”
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