Rep. Cawthron is standing by his call for criminal charges against Dr. Anthony Fauci.
“Dr. Fauci broke his oath,” Cawthorn told Fox News. “Not only his oath in Congress, but his Hippocratic oath as a doctor, to do no harm. I stand by my statements, and justice will be served.”
Per Fox News, earlier in the week, Cawthorn had referred to Fauci as a “punk” and a “pawn” of the communist Chinese government while also accusing him of lying to Congress.
Fauci responded during a Fox News interview with Neil Cavuto and asked, “where do you come off talking about criminal things and conspiring with [the CCP]?”
“U.S. Code sections 1621 and 1001 of Title 18 are the two relevant legal standards at play here,” Cawthorn said. “Section 1621 states that anyone who ‘willfully and contrary to such oath states or subscribes any material matter which he does not believe to be true’ is guilty of perjury and shall be fined or imprisoned up to five years, or both. Section 1001 stipulates that ‘whoever, in any matter within the jurisdiction of the executive, legislative, or judicial branch of the government of the United States, knowingly and willfully” falsifies or conceals information, including before a congressional committee’s inquiry, may also be fined or imprisoned up to five years.’’”