Elon Musk: 'My pronouns are Prosecute/Fauci'

A number of Republican elected officials supported Musk's comments, while others jumped to defend Fauci.

Updated: December 11, 2022 - 7:20pm

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Twitter CEO Elon Musk called to prosecute chief White House medical adviser Anthony Fauci in a post early Sunday.

"My pronouns are Prosecute/Fauci," Musk tweeted about 40 minutes after tweeting a meme from "Lord of the Rings," but which Fauci edited in to whisper to President Joe Biden: "Just one more lockdown, my king."

A number of Republican elected officials supported Musk's comments. 

"When the new Republican Congress is sworn in, Fauci WILL be under investigation. I PROMISE this!!" Rep. Ronny Jackson (R-Texas) tweeted. 

"Fauci's resignation should not prevent a full-throated investigation into the origins of the pandemic," Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) tweeted. "His policies destroyed lives."

Other people jumped to defend Fauci, according to The Hill

"I'm a big fan of Dr. Fauci and how he's calmly guided our country through crisis. Re Musk tweet? Courting vaccine-deniers doesn't seem like a smart business strategy, but the issue is this: could you just leave a good man alone in your seemingly endless quest for attention?" tweeted Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.). 

"Dr. Fauci is a national hero who will be remembered for generations to come for his innate goodness & many contributions to public health," former Obama CIA director John Brennan said.