A Vindicated Rand Paul Calls for Fauci’s Firing After NIH Admits to Funding Gain-Of Function Research – RedState
Kentucky Senator Rand Paul has been on the warpath against the shadowy dealings surrounding the COVID-19 virus for months, especially the venerated Dr. Anthony Fauci, Director of the National Institute of Allergens and Infectious Diseases. Back in May, Paul directly asked Fauci if the NIH had funded what amounted to the creation of super-viruses by the Wuhan Virology Institute.
Fauci flat-out denied that this ever happened, but Paul never believed this answer given the evidence that he had about it. Just last week, the NIH corrected Fauci’s assertion and admitted that they had, indeed, funded this very research.
Now, Paul wants Fauci fired, and rightfully so. Not only did Fauci lie to congress, but his clear lack of good judgment helped cause a devastating pandemic that lead to the destruction of lives and livelihoods around the globe.
In an interview with Axios’s Mike Allen, Paul noted that the NIH made it seem like the actual gain-of-function for COVID-19 was an unexpected result and that he didn’t buy that given the actual point of the research was to see if combining viruses resulted in a gain or loss of function.
When asked what should happen after he was proven correct, Paul said very plainly that Fauci should be fired.
“Well, he should be fired,” said Paul. “Just for lack of judgment if nothing else.”
He’s pretty sure that despite the evidence, Fauci will continue to try to evade trouble by continuing to lie.
“He’s going to continue to disassemble and try to work around the truth and massage the truth,” Paul predicted.
Allen made his own prediction, that Biden wouldn’t fire Fauci, and asked Paul what he and Congress would do in that case. Paul said that there will be an investigation into the gain-of-function research that still goes on, but that this is meeting strong resistance from the Democrats.
Offhandedly, Paul said it’s odd that Democrats don’t seem to care where the virus came from.
According to Fox News, Fauci has already taken to friendly news outlets to do exactly as Paul predicted. Fauci claimed on “This Week” on ABC News that no one at the NIH ever lied about the research:
“Neither I nor Dr. Francis Collins, the director of the NIH, lied or misled about what we’ve done,” he said. Fauci said it’s “molecularly impossible for those viruses that were worked on to turn into SARS-CoV-2.”
The problem for Fauci is that the writing’s on the wall. The NIH admitted its involvement in gain-of-function research and that means Fauci did lie. Full stop.
It is true that it’s unlikely anything will happen to Fauci over this…for now. As Paul said, the Democrats seem dead-set on protecting Fauci and understandably so. They’ve put too much stock into Fauci at this point and if he’s wrong then they’re wrong. If he’s the villain, then they’ll share that villain status with him.
However, with midterms quickly approaching it’s unlikely that Fauci will continue to enjoy this protection for much longer. It’s estimated that Republicans will gain many seats in both the House and the Senate. At that point, they may be able to trigger investigations and hearings that will force Fauci out into the open about his lie.
At that point, the press and White House may have to work overtime to keep Fauci in the public’s good graces, or if it gets too hot, pretend they’re just as flabbergasted as everyone else and proceed to abandon Fauci to the wolves.
Regardless, Fauci would be wise to resign on his own accord very, very soon, because his future doesn’t look very bright.
Especially with Paul on his trail.