Senator Rand Paul (R-Kentucky) accused Dr. Anthony Fauci of lying about his involvement in coronavirus gain-of-function research. According to Paul, Fauci’s false statements to Congress regarding the origins of the virus and the Wuhan lab research amount to a felony.
RAND PAUL: There’s probably never been a government official caught more red-handed in a lie than this because now he has proved the lie in his own words. So at first he kind of acted like, ‘oh, we don’t have anything to do with the research over there. We don’t fund the research in Wuhan.’ So we found the actual scientific papers, we found the grant number proving that it came from his agency. And then he said, ‘oh, well, yeah, we’re funding it, but it’s not gain-of-function. My experts up and down have looked at this and it’s not gain-of-function.’ But now we have contemporaneous documents from February 2020, in the height of the beginning of the pandemic, where he’s saying privately, ‘well, yes, we’re suspicious that this virus could have come from the lab because they’re doing gain-of-function research.’ And he describes the project that I had described to him a year later, which he said, ‘oh, there’s nothing to see here. This is not gain-of- function.’ But now we have, in his own words, admitting that it was gain-of-function, admitting they funded it and admitting that it gave them suspicion to the possibility that this pandemic actually came from the lab. So now we have him dead to rights.
Paul told Fox & Friends that Fauci initially denied any connection to the research in Wuhan and claimed that his agency did not fund it. However, Paul presented scientific papers and grant numbers proving that the research did, in fact, receive funding from Fauci’s agency. Fauci then changed his stance, admitting that the research was funded but denying that it constituted gain-of-function. Nevertheless, Paul revealed contemporaneous documents from February 2020 showing that Fauci privately expressed suspicions that the virus originated from the lab and involved gain-of-function research.
Rand Paul to Fauci: "When we get in charge, we're gonna change the rules and you will have to divulge where you get your royalties from…We are going to learn about it."pic.twitter.com/7XI7rdYws9
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The Kentucky Senator also expressed doubts about any potential prosecution of Fauci, citing Attorney General Merrick Garland’s partisan leanings. Additionally, he criticized the Democrat Party for supporting Fauci’s high earnings, including a $1 million payment from a private foundation while still serving as a public servant. Paul believes that justice must be served to ensure better control and prevention of similar research in the future.
In light of the revelations, Senator Rand Paul officially referred Dr. Anthony Fauci to the Department of Justice for criminal investigation.
The referral came after Paul discovered an email from February 2020 in which Fauci discussed concerns about unnatural mutations in the virus and suspicions of intentional insertion. The email also pointed to the work on gain-of-function experiments in Wuhan University, further raising questions about the origins of the pandemic.
Rand Paul sends Fauci into trembling PANIC after promising to change rules to EXPOSE CDC criminality
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