Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) has some weighty news for Dr. Anthony Fauci who announced his resignation from his government job in December. And Paul also made the good doctor a promise.
“Fauci’s resignation will not prevent a full-throated investigation into the origins of the pandemic,” Paul said in a Monday morning tweet about Fauci.
“He will be asked to testify under oath regarding any discussions he participated in concerning the lab leak.”
Fauci announced on Monday that he will be stepping down as President Joe Biden’s top medical adviser and the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases later this year.
“I will be leaving these positions in December of this year to pursue the next chapter of my career,” said Fauci.
He has been at the point of controversy with many in the nation for the way he handled the coronavirus pandemic.
In the past, Fauci has reacted to Paul’s threats to investigate his handling of the pandemic by saying, “Go ahead.”
“My records are an open book,” he said on CNN. “They are talking about things that are really bizarre, like crimes against democracy by shutting down the government. All I have ever done — and go back and look at everything I’ve ever done — was to recommend common sense, good, CDC-recommended public health policies that have saved millions of lives. If you wanna investigate me for that, go ahead.”
Paul has made a promise that there will be an investigation and he has warned, “there will absolutely be consequences for the people who are flouting the law.”
Sen. Paul said, “I was told directly to my face, and the quote is there from Dr. Fauci, they had never ever funded gain-of-function research in Wuhan.”
But the senator maintained that “All three witnesses contradicted that. I think that’s a big deal because the first hearing we have had where scientists who actually look at this information [and], as informed as he is, completely disagree with him and say that the research was gain-of-function and the NIH paid for it.”
Fauci’s resignation will not prevent a full-throated investigation into the origins of the pandemic. He will be asked to testify under oath regarding any discussions he participated in concerning the lab leak.
— Rand Paul (@RandPaul) August 22, 2022