Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) tried to blame Dr. Fauci for the pandemic, and Fauci responded by pointing out that virtually everything Paul said was wrong.
Paul spent minutes repeating his COVID origins conspiracy theory and blaming Dr. Fauci for the pandemic.
Finally, when Fauci was allowed to reply, he said:
There are so many things that are egregious misrepresentations here, Madam Chair, that I don’t think I would be able to refute all of them, but just a couple of them for the listeners to hear for.
You have said that I am unwilling to take any responsibility for the current pandemic. I have no responsibility for the current pandemic.
Number two. You said the overwhelming evidence indicates that it’s a lab leak. I believe that most card-carrying virologists and molecular virologists would disagree with you. That is is much more likely, even though we leave open all possibilities that this was a natural occurrence.
Third, you made a statement just a moment ago that’s completely incorrect, where you said we continue to support research at the Wuhan Institute of Virology.
When confronted with facts, Sen. Paul became disruptive and started interrupting, and eventually, Fauci concluded, “Well, I don’t have any more to say except to say that as usual, and I have a great deal of respect for this body, the Senate, and it makes me very uncomfortable to have to say something, but he is egregiously incorrect in what he says.”
Rand Paul wants to blame Dr. Fauci for the pandemic so that Trump won’t be blamed by voters in 2024. Paul’s attack on Fauci is a clean-up operation for Trump.
Dr. Fauci refuses to allow Paul to distort science and smear his good name.
Dr. Fauci is a true and honorable public servant.
Mr. Easley is the managing editor. He is also a White House Press Pool and a Congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. His graduate work focused on public policy, with a specialization in social reform movements.
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Member of the Society of Professional Journalists and The American Political Science Association
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