Sen. Rand Paul issued a harsh statement to former national immunologist Anthony Fauci, who recently stated he has no regrets about how he handled the pandemic.
During an interview, Fauci, who has managed the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases since Ronald Reagan’s first term in the early 1980s, was asked if he would have handled the COVID-19 outbreak differently.
“I’m the first to admit I’m far from perfect, but when you say do over, you know, I really can’t see something that I would do completely over,” Fauci said.
Paul, a Republican from Kentucky, was unhappy with Fauci’s remark.
“Likely there is no public figure, or public health figure, that has made a greater error in judgment than Dr. Fauci. The error in judgment was to fund gain-of-function research in a totalitarian country — fund research that allowed them to create super viruses that, in all likelihood, accidentally leaked into the public and caused seven million people to die,” Paul said.
“Think about it. This is right up there with decisions, some of them malevolent or military, to kill millions of people,” Paul said. “This is accidental, but it goes to judgment.”
“Talk about errors. You think he might apologize to the world for funding research that allowed superviruses to be created in a lab – a lab that was not properly outfitted for safety, that people were already reporting was dangerous – to support that kind of research, and then to look the other way and say, ‘Nothing to see here,’ and to cover it up,” Paul noted.
“For the last two years, he’s been covering his tracks, but we’ve caught him red-handed, and he won’t get away,” the GOP senator said.
“Historically, he will be remembered for one of the worst judgments in the history of modern medicine,” he said, going on to say he planned to try and hold Fauci “accountable” for funding the research.
“I will not only hold Dr. Fauci accountable, but we will also finally investigate why your tax dollars were sent to fund dangerous research in Wuhan,” he said.
Rep. Jerry Carl of Alabama’s Republican Party, who previously indicated that Fauci may have profited financially from his COVID-19 recommendations, stated that the Republicans’ investigation into Fauci “will not fizzle out.”
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At the time, Carl said, “My business side of my brain tells me there is more to this,” he said. “My common sense is it’s going to be well-covered up, I should say. Us getting an answer is not necessarily expected. But with that said — we have so many bureaucrats that run so much of the government. I think it is a fine opportunity for us as taxpayers to ask our bureaucrats, ‘Did you make money off of this?’” CONTINUE READING…