Senate Cheers as Rand Paul's Amendment to Halt Taxpayer Funds for China's Gain-of-Function Research Passes

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After Fauci’s admission that “there’s no way of guaranteeing” that American taxpayer money didn’t go to a virology lab in Wuhan, China, to fund “gain-of-function” research not long after denying that it could have, it seems imperative that any possibility of it happening again be stamped out immediately.

That was Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul’s thinking as he proposed an amendment that would stop such funding dead in its tracks. It was the thinking of at least 52 other senators as well, and when that legislation passed it was a moment of celebration that resulted in actual cheers erupting from lawmakers.

The amendment passed 53 to 46 to very real enthusiasm as you can hear in the clip below.

RedState’s Scott Hounsell has been covering the scandal surrounding Fauci’s connections to the Wuhan Institute of Virology and the grants Fauci may have given to China for gain-of-function research that may have lead to the COVID-19 outbreak.

(READ: Dr. Fauci’s Testimony to Rand Paul on ‘Gain-of-Function’ Research Certainly Seems Like It Was Untrue)

The charge to find the truth has been lead by Paul who continuously grilled Fauci on his possible involvement in the virus’ creation, which Fauci denied outright and relied on the media and the internet to skewer Paul in the public square so that idea never saw the light of day again, or if it did resurface, that it would be taken seriously by no one.

However, as Bonchie covered earlier today, Fauci reversed course. Now we’ve gone from “the NIH has not ever and does not now fund gain-of-function research in the Wuhan Institute of Virology” to “there’s no way of guaranteeing” that it happened, and what’s more, than we, the American people, paid for it.

(READ: It Sure Seems Like Dr. Fauci Just Admitted to Committing Perjury)

As Bonchie noted, this sets Fauci up for a charge of perjury, as he so confidently stonewalled any idea that the NIH could ever do such a thing as being somewhat responsible for unleashing the very virus that devastated the globe, and under his watch.

The hole Fauci is finding himself in is getting deeper and deeper, and almost every day new information seems to become out that Fauci is one of the central figures in a much larger scandal that damaged the entire world.