Elon Musk: 'My pronouns are Prosecute/Fauci'

A number of Republican elected officials supported Musk's comments, while others jumped to defend Fauci.
Elon Musk, Sept. 2022

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.