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AP: GOP doctor in Tennessee Senate race wants Fauci fired

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Sethi’s remarks were criticized by Democratic Senate candidate James Mackler, arguing that it’s “clear (Sethi) doesn’t belong in the U.S. Senate.” “Real leaders don’t put their own political gain ahead of public health and safety, and our response to the COVID crisis shouldn’t be about politics,” Mackler, a Nashville attorney and former Army helicopter pilot.

Doctor Manny Sethi’s prescription for Tennessee to ‘Fire Fauci’ and endorse hydroxychloroquine make it clear he doesn’t belong in the U.S. Senate. Real leaders don’t put their own political gain ahead of public health and safety, and our response to the COVID crisis shouldn’t be about politics. I closed my law practice to serve in the U.S. Army after 9/11, and I’m asking Tennesseans to let me serve again in this new crisis because senators have a mission too – to serve all of America.”

“Leaders put the health and safety of those they serve ahead of their own personal political gain,” said James, who closed his law practice after 9/11 and volunteered for the U.S. Army, serving as a Screaming Eagle in the 101st Airborne Division. “Yesterday, I cast my ballot safely at home as all voters are eligible to do in the August election and I’m asking all Tennesseans to let me serve again in a new crisis. There’s a perfect storm for change gathering across Tennessee and over the next 99 days, voters will have a choice between a combat veteran who stepped up to serve after 9/11 and is asking to serve again, or a rubber stamp for the very people that have made Tennessee the leader in rural hospital closures per person, ignored the opioid epidemic, conducted a trade war that hurt our economy more than any other state, and have mishandled the pandemic response with deadly consequences.”