(PresidentialWire.com)- Republican libertarian Senator for Kentucky Rand Paul responded to the news that Dr. Anthony Fauci appears to have lied to Congress about the United States government’s funding of gain-of-function research in China, telling Sean Hannity that he finds it hard to believe that someone this incompetent is in charge of the nation’s response to COVID-19.
On Wednesday, Rand Paul reminded Fox viewers that lying to Congress is a criminal offense – a felony, in fact – that could see Fauci punished with five years in prison. The chances of that happening with the Democrats in charge, though, seem pretty slip.
Senator Paul, who is also a medical doctor, has repeatedly clashed with Fauci over the issue of gain-of-function research and United States funding of it in China. He has accused Fauci of lying when he claimed that the United States has never provided such funding, but Fauci has fervently denied it.
But according to a new report by The Intercept last week, documents unsealed in a Freedom Of Information Act request show that huge sums of money were redirected from EcoHealth Alliance, a research agency that received millions of dollars from the American government in recent years, to the Wuhan Institute of Virology where gain-of-function research was performed on bat coronaviruses.
Paul said that he has referred the case to the Department of Justice, but that he doesn’t believe the Biden administration will do much with it. He added that it is dangerous to have public health officials in America “lying to us” and that Fauci has “lied dozens of times.”
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Other Senators have joined Paul in calling for Fauci to be arrested, with Arkansas Senator Tom Cotton stating that he should be prosecuted to the “fullest extent of the law.”
But why would the Democrats want to expose the corruption, and risk upsetting China in the process?