Dr. Anthony Fauci won’t show up in person in the Senate after all.
The top pandemic doctor decided not to bend the rules by showing up in person for a Senate hearing set for Tuesday on the government’s response to the pandemic.
He changed his mind after initially vowing to appear in person despite being exposed to a top White House staffer who has tested positive for the virus.
“Fauci … will appear by videoconference,” along with other officials, CNN reported.
News – It’s not just Hahn and Redfield who will testify remotely at the Senate HELP hearing on Tuesday. Fauci and Giroir will appear by videoconference as well, per source
— Seung Min Kim (@seungminkim) May 10, 2020
Fauci, who says he is observing a previously unknown “modified quarantine” regimen, has said he would wear a face mask and observe social distancing requirements when he answers questions from senators.