Republican Senator Rand Paul said former National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases director Anthony Fauci would be confined to the rubbish bin of history due to his alleged role in gain of function and the COVID-19 pandemic.
During an appearance on FNC’s “Fox & Friends,” the Kentucky Republican lawmaker blasted Fauci for his unwillingness to acknowledge the Wuhan Institute of Virology’s role in the origin of COVID-19 and gain of function research.
“Yeah, I think Fauci deserves culpability, and history is going to judge him very poorly because he made the judgment to fund this research,” Rand Paul said.
“It’s dangerous research. He doesn’t want to call it gain of function, but most other scientists do call it gain of function, in Wuhan, in an opaque totalitarian country,” he added.
“And in the end, there was a leak from the lab and millions of people died worldwide.”
Last month, Paul commented on the evidence regarding the origins of COVID-19 and the involvement of Fauci, who “lied to us” about it.
“I’m 100% confident that Fauci lied to us and that they were doing dangerous research there,” he said.
“I would say all of the evidence I have seen so far points towards it coming from a lab. And it all adds together, and proximity makes a difference,” Paul added.
“The fact that the lab is within walking distance of where most of the coronaviruses of the world, the largest collection of coronaviruses in the world is within walking distance of where this started — yes, there’s too many coincidences to add up,” he said.
Last year, Paul said Fauci was directly responsible for the deaths of millions of people by funding dangerous research.
“Likely there is no public health figure who has made a greater error in judgment than Dr. Fauci.”
“The error of judgment was to fund gain of function research in a totalitarian country.”
Paul declared that Fauci funded “research that allowed them to create super viruses, that in all likelihood leaked into the public and caused seven million people to die.”
“This is right up there with decisions, some of them malevolent or military to kill millions of people,” The Senator added.
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