Fauci appeared on CBS News' Face The Nation, and declared that "Anybody who spins lies and threatens and all that theater that goes on with some of the investigations and the congressional committees and the Rand Pauls and all that other nonsense, that's noise."
He further claimed "if you're attacking me, you're really attacking science," adding "I mean, everybody knows that."
It isn't the first time that Fauci has essentially declared that he IS science.
Responding directly to Cruz suggesting Fauci needs to be prosecuted, the latter proclaimed "I have to laugh at that. I should be prosecuted? What happened on Jan. 6, senator?"