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Dr. Faisal Khan, the Acting Health Director at St. Louis County has come under fire after posting an email in which it called on opponents to COVID-19 restrictions " crazy bangs, "according to a report.
The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported that it obtained the Tuesday email from Khan to department staff. His email praised the employees for their efforts during the pandemic, and he urged them to "ignore the crazy fringe that exists in every company.
"They were there ago hundred years and will be probaprobably be around 100 years into the future, "he wrote, according to the report. " They are unimportant fools. "
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Khan, who raised his eyebrows last summer when he fingered anti-mask protesters, did not respond to an e -mail after-hours Fox News asking for comment. His comments were echoed by state politicians who found them offensive.
Dr. Bob Onder, a senator from the 'State Republican who is also a doctor, called Khan via email. He quoted the comments on Twitter and posted: "That's what Faisal Kh thinksan unlicensed people who pay his salary. "
The Post-Dispatch reported that the mask warrants are currently being challenged by Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt and that the issue has been controversial in the state. Last summer, Khan accused several members of the council meeting of heckling him and making racist comments.
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Khan ' se the mail was shared with the media by City Councilor Tim Fitch, a Republican who voted against mask requirements. On Wednesday, it was released online by critics of the public health measures.
The Associated Press contributed to this report