Sen. Rand Paul Again Destroyed by Dr. Fauci’s Testimony and It’s What He Deserves
I said what I said.
You know it’s a good day when Dr. Anthony Fauci destroys Sen. Rand Paul on live television. The latter has been peddling this false narrative—no, the Senator has been straight-up lying as a means of getting the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to admit that they played a crucial role in the development of the coronavirus that causes COVID-19, which they haven’t done at all.
Dr. Fauci, who is the White House chief medical advisor and the director of NIH, was testifying before the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee. And in discussing the origins of COVID-19, Paul showed all of us his hand and how he knows basically nothing about virology, by doubling down on a conspiracy theory that COVID-19 was a result of gain-of-function research.
According to The Hill, Paul said, “the NIH funded illegal gain of function research in the Wuhan Institute of Virology” that supposedly, in turn, created a dangerous and transmissible virus with the capability of infecting humans. This isn’t the first time that Paul has made this accusation, and it won’t be the last if we know anything about Paul and his insistence that there is some big conspiracy when it comes to COVID-19.
And on Tuesday, Paul took it a step too far, making Fauci snap in a way I’ve never seen him do before. Honestly, Fauci looked a bit angry, which isn’t a bad thing considering the circumstances. Give me a chance here to explain. According to News Medical, “Gain-of-function research refers to the serial passaging of microorganisms to increase their transmissibility, virulence, immunogenicity, and host tropism by applying selective pressure to a culture.”
So Paul is basically going around telling people that the CODID-19 virus originated in Wuhan, China as a result of the funding that the NIH had given a lab there and that the lives lost around the world are on Fauci’s shoulders. Who wouldn’t get mad at something like that and come at Paul just as hard as he was coming down on Fauci? I know I would, and don’t know anyone that could keep a poker face when confronted by such accusations.
Personally, I feel like Paul didn’t think that Fauci would defend himself, and if he did, he would show the world how unfit he is for leading the NIH. But instead, all I’ve seen is people stanning Fauci and his responses like when he said, “I’ve never lied before Congress & I don’t retract that statement…you don’t know what you’re doing.” That was followed up with, “I totally resent the lie that you are now propagating … you are implying that what we did was responsible for the deaths of individuals. I totally resent that, and if anybody is lying here, senator, it is you.”
Fauci to Rand Paul: “I totally resent the lie that you are now propagating … you are implying that what we did was responsible for the deaths of individuals. I totally resent that, and if anybody is lying here, senator, it is you.” pic.twitter.com/5cjoceLUmh
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) July 20, 2021
It only gets better from there on out. Fauci made it abundantly clear that if there’s anyone that’s been lying here it’s Paul by leaps and bounds, and that, “This is a pattern that Sen. Paul has been doing now at multiple hearings, based on no reality.” You can’t survive that. Pack up your bags, Paul, and go and hide away in the forest because you were absolutely destroyed by Fauci.
And I’m not the only one who thinks that Sen. Rand Paul was absolutely demolished by Dr. Fauci.
Another day, another epic Rand Paul takedown of Dr. Fauci on live TV
— Jewish Deplorable (@TrumpJew2) July 20, 2021
Fauci has had it with Rand Paul’s posturing. And I’m so here for it. https://t.co/xhRqqp7IkK
— Ana Navarro-Cárdenas (@ananavarro) July 20, 2021
Fauci is 80 and he, too, beat up Rand Paul.
— Kim Masters (@kimmasters) July 20, 2021
I’m so fired up I could run through a brick wall after watching Dr. Fauci call Rand Paul a liar pic.twitter.com/dP33jwnnbT
— Wu-Tang Is For The Children (@WUTangKids) July 20, 2021
If GOP was sane. They would kick Sen Rand Paul out of the party for waging war against Dr Fauci
If GOP was sane, they would hug Dr Fauci & go everywhere on a masks & vaccinations plan, blaming Joe Biden for BEING TOO SOFT against Covid
If GOP was sane
Instead they are magamad https://t.co/mfIKpgQ0CV
— Tomi T Ahonen (@tomiahonen) July 20, 2021
It’s such a beautiful thing to watch Dr. Fauci embarrass Rand Paul.
— Hold Them Accountable (@AccountablePAC) July 20, 2021
I wanna be first in line to give Rand Paul a Fauci Ouchie to the head.
— Ally Oop (@novelidea14) July 20, 2021
🙋♂️Raise your hand if you admire Dr. Fauci & despise Republican Rand Paul.
— Steve Herzfeld 🌊 (@american2084) July 20, 2021
Live footage of Rand Paul’s ego after Dr. Fauci was done with him today. pic.twitter.com/W7ryIyAYsx
— Kate 🤍🇺🇸 (@ImSpeaking13) July 20, 2021
(image: J. Scott Applewhite-Pool/Getty)
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