Kentucky Senator Rand Paul hates the D.C. Swamp. He’s going after it with a vengeance.
And this Democrat is headed to prison after this bombshell from Rand Paul.
Rand Paul has been floating around the conservative movement for years trying to find his place.
Early on, he was known for his multi-hour filibusters against government spending and his attempt at the Republican presidential nomination in 2016.
But where he really shined was in Congressional hearings questioning Dr. Anthony Fauci during the height of the COVID scare.
In those moments, Paul pressed Fauci on his knowledge of “gain-of-function” research done in tandem with the Chinese government.
And now Senator Paul is slapping Fauci with a major accusation.
Senator Rand Paul (R-Ky.) has issued a “official criminal referral” to the Department of Justice for Dr. Anthony Fauci.
Paul cited an email dated February 2020 in which Fauci described a call with British medical researcher Jeremy Farrar, then-director of the Wellcome Trust.
According to Fauci, those on the task force call, including Francis Collins, former director of the National Human Genome Research Institute, and other “highly credible” scientists with expertise in evolutionary biology, expressed concern about the “fact upon viewing the sequences of several isolates of the nCoV, there were mutations in the virus that would be most unusual to have evolved naturally in the bats and that there was a suspicion that this mutation was intentionally inserted.”
“The suspicion was heightened by the fact that scientists in Wuhan University are known to have been working on gain-of-function experiments to determine the molecular mechanisms associated with bat viruses adapting to human infection, and the outbreak originated in Wuhan,” Fauci wrote, according to a screenshot of the newly unredacted email shared by RealClearPolitics White House reporter Philip Wegmann.
“This directly contradicts everything he said in committee hearing to me, denying absolutely that they funded any gain of function, and it’s absolutely a lie. That’s why I sent an official criminal referral to the DOJ,” Paul wrote on “X,” formerly known as Twitter, on Saturday.
This directly contradicts everything he said in committee hearing to me, denying absolutely that they funded any gain of function, and it’s absolutely a lie. That’s why I sent an official criminal referral to the DOJ. https://t.co/Y191SmMiIr
— Rand Paul (@RandPaul) July 29, 2023
In July 2021, Paul reminded Fauci, former director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) and president’s medical adviser, that lying to Congress is a federal crime, implying that the NIAID director had done so in relation to COVID-19 gain-of-function research conducted at China’s Wuhan Institute of Virology.
Fauci argued during a heated exchange that he had “never lied before Congress” during previous testimony in May, telling Paul that “you don’t know what you’re talking about.”
Fauci also denied that the NIH financed gain-of-function research, despite Paul’s citation of a scientific paper headlined “Discovery of a rich gene pool of bat SARS-related coronaviruses.”
Before being elected to Congress, Paul graduated from Duke University School of Medicine and worked as a doctor. He highlighted how the paper’s author recognizes the NIH and specifies the precise number of the grant awarded by the NIH.
According to Fauci, the article alluded to by Paul “was judged by qualified staff up and down the chain as not being gain of function.”
“Let’s read from the NIH definition of ‘gain of function,’” Paul said.
“This is your definition that you guys wrote. It says that ‘scientific research that increases the transmissibility among mammals is gain of function.’ They took animal viruses that only occur in animals, and they increased their transmissibility to humans. How you can say that’s not gain of function — it’s a dance, and you’re dancing around this because you’re trying to obscure responsibility for 4 million people dying around the world from a pandemic.”
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