Rand Paul Calls Out Fauci For Lying to Congress Over Gain-of-Function Research — Fauci Loses It!
Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) and NIAID Director Dr. Anthony Fauci clashed yet again over the U.S. government’s involvement in gain-of-function coronavirus research at the Wuhan Virology Institute.
In a Senate Health Committee hearing Tuesday about the federal COVID response, Paul implied that Fauci lied to Congress in May for denying that the National Institute of Health played a role in bat coronavirus research in China.
Knowing that it is a crime to lie to Congress…do you wish to retract your May 11 claim that the NIH never funded gain-of-function research in Wuhan?” Paul asked Fauci after citing numerous scientific articles showing the opposite to be true.
“Senator Paul, I have never lied before the Congress, and I do not retract that statement,” Fauci answered. “This paper was judged by qualified staff up and down the chain as not being gain-of-function.”