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Just over a year ago, U.S. Rep. Jerry Carl (R-Mobile) said he was convinced National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases head Dr. Anthony Fauci's shifting guidance on COVID-19 virus mitigation was financially motivated.

"[T]here's no doubt in my mind, and that's the only thing that's made sense to me — to say one thing one day and say something totally opposite the next week," Carl said during a Sept. 7, 2021 appearance on Mobile radio FM Talk 106.5's "The Jeff Poor Show." "It's got to be financially related. I still believe that, and I'll go to my grave believing that."

Some criticized Carl for his comments. However, according to a report from Open the Books Substack's Adam Andrzejewski, Fauci's net worth "soared" from 2019 to 2021 by an estimated $5 million.

Carl reacted to the report during an appearance on Mobile radio FM Talk 106.5's "Midday Mobile" on Thursday.

"I refer to my dad," Carl said. "My dad said the two motivators in life are sex and money. And I tell you, he's too old for sex. That's exactly what I said, and I said it's got to be money. I would love to look at his financials and see how he made money on this deal."

"And, of course, an article comes out today, and lo and behold, he's made about $5 million on his investments through the pandemics. So, bingo, it's there. My dad was right," he added.

Carl teased a proposal limiting federal bureaucrats' ability to profit off their positions, which he described as "put a hook in their mouth and slow them up a little bit."

To connect with the author of this story, or to comment, email jeff.poor@1819News.com.

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