GOP's Marsha Blackburn ripped as an 'idiot' for her latest attack on Dr. Fauci: ‘Ridiculous display of stupidity’

Sen. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) posted a video smearing Dr. Anthony Fauci and tech companies with coronavirus disinformation, and she was fact-checked and criticized.

The Tennessee Republican baselessly claimed China had engineered the deadly pandemic with Fauci's help, and she misleadingly claimed the infectious disease expert had consulted with Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg about tricking the public to take health precautions.

"Dr. Fauci was emailing with Mark Zuckerberg trying to create that narrative, cherry picking information so that you would only know what they wanted to know -- what they wanted you to know, and there would be a narrative that fit with this cherry-picked information," Blackburn said. "The second thing [to] be aware of, it was Dr. Fauci and his agency that wrote that check, sent that money to the Wuhan Institute of Virology to do this coronavirus research.

Her bizarre claims were not well received.