Sen. Rand Paul wants Dr. Fauci fired and in jail.
Paul says Fauci lied to Congress and that’s why he wants the face of the ‘Vid to be fired on the spot and thrown in the slammer.
The feud between Fauci and Paul has been going on for quite a while and now a leaked document slipped out into the public that shows the National Institutes of Healh (NIH) funded research in Wuhan, China. That’s not what Fauci said though!
WATCH THE CLASH between Fauci and Rand Paul:
As stated on Yahoo:
The Kentucky Republican said leaked documents that emerged on Tuesday reveal that the National Institutes of Health funded coronavirus research in Wuhan, China. Fauci claimed on May 11 the NIH hadn’t funded coronavirus research at the lab. Paul said Fauci’s lying is a felony punishable by five years in jail and told Fox News he has referred Fauci’s lies to the Department of Justice.
“It’s a felony punishable by five years in jail. We’ve referred it to the Department of Justice. I don’t think Biden’s Department of Justice will do anything with it, but yes, it is very dangerous to have public officials, who we need to have trust in, coming and lying to us,” Paul told Sean Hannity on Tuesday night.
Good point. I don’t think Biden’s DOJ does much of anything, just like Biden’s entire administration.
The senator also said the leaked documents reveal the virus came out of a biosafety level-3 lab, which he claimed nobody believes is secure enough for dangerous pathogens. The researchers then modified the diseases by adding s-proteins to make the virus more transmissible, Paul said.
What the heck would they do that for? I hope they can reverse that level of transmission, my goodness. It’s like a freak show.
Paul also mentioned that Fauci had stated in 2012 that gain-of-function research was worth the risk of a pandemic. The senator said he found it astounding to believe that a person with that mindset is still in charge of research for the U.S. government.
Paul stated on Sept. 7 that Fauci had lied to Congress about the Wuhan coronavirus research documents. He posted on Twitter on the same day that Fauci should “be held accountable.”
So what’s gonna happen?
My guess? Probably nothing.
UPDATE: THE NIH HAS A LITTLE DISPUTE WITH THINGS. AS REPORTED:
White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki denied during a briefing on Thursday that White House COVID czar Dr. Anthony Fauci lied to Congress about funding gain-of-function research in Wuhan, China.
“NIH has refuted that reporting,” Psaki said in response to a question from Fox News’ Peter Doocy. “NIH has never approved any research that would make a coronavirus more dangerous to humans. We’re reminded that there are previous and different coronaviruses than the existing one we’re battling.”
Psaki said the science showed the coronavirus sequences researched with funding from the National Institutes of Health and Fauci’s National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) were not the strain that the world is currently dealing with. “So what he said was correct,” Psaki said, referring to Fauci’s testimony.