Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) took Dr. Anthony Fauci to the cleaners once again today.
Paul first chastised Fauci for claiming that he was “science.” This is something I’ve covered before when he said it in June and November. It shows how unprofessional and narcissistic Fauci truly is. But then, he went on to explain why that was so bad with an example of how Fauci had tried to silence dissent.
According to Paul, Fauci had conspired with Dr. Francis Collins to do a “quick and devastating takedown” of prominent epidemiologists from Harvard, Stanford, and Oxford by smearing them as “fringe.”
“Do you really think it’s appropriate to use your $420,000 salary to attack scientists who disagree with you?” Paul said.
.@RandPaul just ENDED Fauci on LIVE TV
Fauci has no idea what to do with himself other than tremble in fear and whine about Rand Paul's "Fire Fauci" campaign
This is the GREATEST thing you'll WATCH today. LOL! pic.twitter.com/zhWHmrKAwb
— Benny (@bennyjohnson) January 11, 2022
Fauci just says that Paul is incorrect but he never says how. Paul continues that this wasn’t the only time that Fauci had done this kind of thing. When Paul then asks about the scientists’ initial reaction that it may have looked suspiciously like it could have come from a lab, that’s when Fauci goes into full-on deflect mode, claiming that Paul is personally attacking him. No, finding out the truth is not a “personal attack,” it’s a vitally important thing that not enough people are taking up, particularly with the bombshell information that was dropped today about the lab question.
Paul continued to flail on him saying more people had died under Joe Biden than under President Donald Trump. “You are the one responsible,” Paul said.
Fauci kept trying to deflect saying that criticism of him has resulted in “threats upon my life” all because “people are lying about me.” He cited a case where he claimed a man was arrested with a gun allegedly on his way to D.C. to “kill Dr. Fauci.” He then claimed that Paul was using attacks on him for political gain because he had “Fire Fauci” and a donation link somewhere on his website.
Now, that’s a unique defense: because there are crazy people out there, you can’t ask Fauci questions that he should answer and not deflect. Rand Paul has faced multiple attacks for his political position, and he isn’t arguing that he should never be questioned.
It was funny because Fauci then was advertising Paul’s website and the call to fire him.
Paul finished Fauci yet again, saying that he was the one making political attacks on his colleagues to silence dissent, “You won’t defend it, you won’t argue it, you just simply turn around the attack.”
The Democratic chair of the Committee, Sen. Patty Murray (D-WA), had to step in to save Fauci.
But Paul had the last word in, finishing Fauci off.
Dr. Fauci and I finally agreed on something in our Senate hearing today pic.twitter.com/6MMX570yBn
— Senator Rand Paul (@RandPaul) January 11, 2022
How priceless is that? You know now we have a meme for the ages. Thanks, Dr. Fauci.