“Dr. Fauci has become the most trusted voice of the science community in responding to this pandemic. He is not afraid to speak truth to power,” Sen. Markey said in a statement. “But Donald Trump has an allergy to both—science and the truth. Our response to the coronavirus crisis must be based on science, on data, and on the truth.
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“We cannot allow Donald Trump to silence Dr. Fauci or any other government scientists. Now more than ever, we must listen to our public health, medical, and scientific experts.”

The Massachusetts congressman also accused President Trump of disliking scientific evidence because it “doesn’t support his partisan, fact-free view of the world.”