By Duncan Smith
Things are getting real sporty in Washington, D.C., these days, and we can thank the few patriots we have left in Congress for that.
One of them is Sen. Rand Paul.
The Kentucky Republican has always had a massive libertarian streak, and that’s good because he calls balls and strikes as he sees them, not as others want him to see them.
And he’s calling out Dr. Anthony Fauci for, he says, lying to Congress about funding “gain of function” research of the kind that led to the COVID-19 pandemic and the death of 4 million people around the world.
Not only is Paul calling Fauci out — the two have quite the ‘history’ of back-and-forth during congressional hearings — but he is seeking to hold him to the same legal standard that, say, the deep state held Trump ally Roger Stone a year or so ago.
Zero Hedge has more:
During an otherwise routine hearing before the Senate, Sen. Rand Paul and Dr. Anthony Fauci clashed once again over whether President Biden’s top COVID advisor had lied to Congress when he insisted back in May that the NIH hadn’t finance gain-of-function research at the Wuhan Institute of Virology (Dr. Fauci also furiously pushed back on the assertion that COVID-19 may have leaked from the lab, before suddenly changing his tune).
A clearly frazzled Dr. Fauci hurled insults at Sen. Rand Paul (a medical doctor) – “you don’t know what you’re talking about”, he shouted. However, after the dust settled, several reporters, including a reporter for the Washington Post, stepped up to point out that Dr. Fauci was, in fact, wrong. As we reported as far back as March, the NIH – which Dr. Fauci has been in charge of for decades – helped finance ‘gain-of-function’ research involving bat coronaviruses (research overseen by Dr. Shi ‘Batwoman’ Zhengli) via a third-party: EcoHealth Alliance.
Hey guys, @RandPaul was right and Fauci was wrong. The NIH was funding gain of function research in Wuhan but NIH pretended it didn't meet their "gain of function" definition to avoid their own oversight mechanism. SorryNotSorry if that doesn't fit your favorite narrative.
— Josh Rogin (@joshrogin) July 20, 2021
“This organization took grant money from the NIH and funneled to the WIV. And the leader of this organization? Dr. Peter Daszak, the same man tasked with investigating the origins of the virus by the WHO,” Zero Hedge added.
Paul isn’t fooled. What’s more, he’s not deterred.
He made clear what his next move will be during an appearance Tuesday evening on Fox News.
“Is it your belief Senator that he lied to Congress and broke the law?” Hannity asked. “Yes,” Sen. Paul responded. “And I will be sending a letter to the Department of Justice asking for a criminal referral.”
Rand Paul says he will be sending a criminal referral letter to the DOJ about Fauci pic.twitter.com/B17FZCAVoW
— The Post Millennial (@TPostMillennial) July 21, 2021
This absolutely needs to happen. What will Biden’s DoJ do with the referral?
Well, we think our wise readers know what will happen. But Paul will have gotten this on the record, and as such in the end, it will serve as another reason why more and more, Americans are willing to break up this non-functional union.
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