Washington D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser proclaimed December 24th, 2020 “Dr. Anthony S. Fauci Day” in the United States capitol, Wednesday on Twitter.
“We are incredibly proud to count Dr. Fauci among the many DC residents who are sacrificing so much to keep our communities healthy and safe,” Bowser said.
There has been a lot of pushback on Bowser’s move — as “Dr. Anthony S. Fauci Day” falls on Christmas Eve, a holiday that is sacred for many Christians around the United States. Bowser also said that this proclamation was “in honor of Dr. Fauci’s 80th birthday,” which some have considered sacrilege — especially with his birthday being celebrated as a holiday when many Americans celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ as a holiday as well. Critics have also accused Fauci of “cancelling Christmas” — as he has advised to not travel, gather in large groups or worship in person for the upcoming holiday.
“In the USA, we call Dec 24 ‘Christmas Eve’,” conservative news reporter Mary Margaret Olohan said.
The mainstream media has attempted to hide the fact that “Dr. Anthony S. Fauci Day” falls on Christmas Eve by creating downplaying headlines which include: “DC mayor honoring Fauci on 80th birthday with ‘Dr. Anthony S. Fauci Day’,” by The Hill and “DC Mayor Proclaims Thursday ‘Dr. Anthony S. Fauci Day’,” by NBC Washington.
Some also accuse Bowser of acting out of frustration with President Trump declaring Christmas Eve a federal holiday, as federal employees will have December 24th off.