Appearing with Sean Hannity on Fox News, Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) said he’ll file a criminal referral against. Dr. Anthony Fauci.
Paul said. “I will be sending a letter to the Department of Justice asking for a criminal referral, because he has lied to Congress.”
Paul claims Fauci lied about whether the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, funded gain-of-function research at the Wuhan Institute of Virology.
“We have scientists that were lined up by the dozens to say that the research he was funding was gain-of-function,” Paul said. “He’s doing this because he has a self-interest to cover his tracks and to cover his connection to Wuhan lab.
“Now does he deserve all the blame? No, there’s still some conjecture as to whether or not it came from the lab,” he continued. “But he’s lying about whether or not he funded gain-of-function research, and yes, he should be punished.”
Wapo columnist John Rogin tweeted “Hey guys, @RandPaul
Stephen Miller replied “Also Fauci hedges this at times by saying the grant money didn’t go to the lab. It just went to Ecohealth Alliance.”
Hey guys, @RandPaul was right and Fauci was wrong. The NIH was funding gain of function research in Wuhan but NIH pretended it didn’t meet their “gain of function” definition to avoid their own oversight mechanism. SorryNotSorry if that doesn’t fit your favorite narrative.
— Josh Rogin (@joshrogin) July 20, 2021
Also Fauci hedges this at times by saying the grant money didn’t go to the lab. It just went to Ecohealth Alliance.
— Stephen L. Miller (@redsteeze) July 20, 2021
You can read more details about the disagreement between Paul and Fauci at FaceCheck.org here.