Last week, Senator Rand Paul went toe-to-toe against NIAID Director Anthony Fauci in an explosive exchange. This time the issue arose over whether or not the country’s top doctor permitted funding to the Wuhan Institute of Virology for gain-of-function research to be conducted in China.
Paul found damning evidence amongst Fauci’s private emails which were leaked by Buzzfeed last month. The emails prove that Fauci approved the funding of what amounts to biological weaponry in the worst case, but Fauci denies that he ever sent them funding, despite warnings from the Republican senator who reminded Fauci that it was a felony crime to lie under oath in front of Congress. Fauci shot back with “If anyone is lying… it is you.”
But I wouldn’t bet money on it.
At least twice before, Paul has brought up issues such as this, charging Fauci with hiding certain information. Fauci denies that the information exists, and then is supported by left-leaning politicians, mass media, and big-tech, who all attack Paul for even brining these issues up. But eventually evidence comes forth that exonerates Paul about the issue.
Back in March, Paul grilled Fauci about why vaccinated people should still have to wear masks, and citing scientific sources to the contrary. Fauci continued to push the line that masks were still necessary despite this, even when Paul called him out for putting on a performance of political theater. In May, however, the CDC announced that vaccinated people never needed masks all along, now that the secret was out, Fauci agreed.
Later in May, Paul questioned Fauci about COVID-19’s origins and whether it could possible have leaked from the Wuhan Institute of Virology. Fauci denied the claim outright, and leftists were fast to dismiss Paul as promoting conspiracy theories.
But today, the lab leak theory is hardly considered conspiratorial, rather it is understood widely and across the political spectrum as being a very real and serious possibility.
Paul continues to identify truths about the pandemic that the government and media want to keep secret. We should be grateful that someone is brave enough to raise these questions before Congress.
Author: Lance Perez