said on Sunday that combative comments like those from Rep.

(R-Ohio), who last week

the nation's leading infectious disease expert of promoting pandemic guidelines that violate Americans' "liberties," are "quite frustrating."

While appearing on CNN's "State of the Union," host

asked Fauci about Jordan's comments at a congressional hearing, noting that over 40 percent of Republicans have said in a recent poll that they do not plan on getting vaccinated.

"You know, Dana, it is quite frustrating because the fact that one may not want to get vaccinated, in this case of a disturbingly large proportion of Republicans, only actually works against where they want to be," Fauci said.

"They want to be able to say these restrictions that are put on by public health recommendations are things that they're very concerned about. We're all concerned about that we share that concern, but the way you get rid of those restrictions is to get as many people vaccinated as quickly and as expeditiously as possible."

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