Senator Rand Paul RIPS Dr. Fauci a New One in Explosive Argument
Senator Rand Paul and Dr. Anthony Fauxci do not have a good relationship whatsoever.
Every time that Dr. Fauci appears before the Senate to give testimony for something, he gets into a heated argument with Sen. Rand Paul.
With each subsequent meeting it seems like they get more intense.
This time, Sen. Paul called him out for lying about the Wuhan Institute’s experimentations with viruses.
“Dr. Fauci, as you are aware, it is a crime to lie to Congress,” Paul said, adding that such is a felony punishable by up to five years in jail. “On your last trip to our committee on May 11, you stated that the NIH has not ever and does not now fund gain-of-function research in the Wuhan Institute of Virology.”
Referencing a paper by Dr. Shi Zhengli of the Wuhan Virology Lab, which claimed the NIH did, in fact, fund her research into SARS-related coronaviruses, Paul asked, “Knowing it is a crime to lie to Congress, do you wish to retract your statement?”
“Senator Paul, I have never lied before the Congress, and I do not retract that statement,” a visibly angry Fauci responded. “This paper that you are referring was judged by qualified staff up and down the chain as not being gain-of-function.”
WATCH: Complete exchange between Dr. Anthony Fauci and Senator @RandPaul.
Dr. Fauci: "Senator Paul, you do not know what you are talking about, quite frankly, and I want to say that officially. You do not know what you are talking about." pic.twitter.com/2wFbAxicI2
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What Sen. Paul is referring to was back when he asked Dr. Fauci, “Dr. Fauci, do you still support funding of the NIH funding of the lab in Wuhan?” Paul asked Fauci.
“Senator Paul, with all due respect, you are entirely, entirely and completely incorrect,” Fauci replied. “The NIH has not ever and does not now fund gain of function research in the Wuhan Institute of Virology.”
It just seems absolutely absurd to me that someone would feel the need to manipulate a virus to make it more transmittable or to make it to where it is able to jump from animals to humans. What possible good could come from this? I can’t foresee anything at all.