Senator Rand Paul and Dr. Fauci have shared a contentious relationship with the two doctors frequently engaging in intense back and forths on Capitol Hill regarding the Coronavirus. Fauci’s constant flip-flopping on the virus has caused many, especially Dr. Paul to speculate Fauci’s ties to the Wuhan Institute in China.
Recently, the two doctors argued after Dr. Paul asked why the U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease (NIAID) was funding the Wuhan Institute of Virology. However, media members have mostly just ignored the connection and refused to press Fauci on the issue, Dr. Paul says this makes it look like a classic “cover-up.”
The Daily Wire reports:
“You know, Gayle, I just don’t want to get into that tit-for-tat,” Fauci chuckled to “CBS This Morning” host Gayle King when she brought up Paul’s interrogation. “I just don’t understand what the problem is with him. I’m just going to do my job and he can do what he wants to do and we’ll see what happens.”
Asked for response, Paul replied, “If [Fauci] was being interviewed by a journalist, they would have asked, ‘Did the NIH, did your specific division of the NIH, give money to the Wuhan lab? That’s incontrovertibly true. What he’s arguing is he’s parsing his words. He knows his group gave money, but he’s saying, ‘Oh, it wasn’t for juicing up these superviruses. We gave it for other research.’”
Paul said that Dr. Shi Zhengli, a Wuhan-based virologist who researched coronaviruses in animals, wrote a paper that MIT scientists claimed was referencing gain-of-function research, which is a form of study that attempts to render pathogens more infectious and lethal.
“We have this in black and white from a peer-review journal, she said the funding came from Dr. Fauci’s NIAID, this is Dr. Fauci’s baby for 40 years, she lists him in the credits, he can’t escape this,” Paul said. “He did the funding.”
Watch Dr. Paul attack Fauci over his connections to the Wuhan lab HERE.