Rand Paul: Fauci intimidates scientists from contradicting him because ‘he controls all the funding’ – By Charles Creitz (FOX News) / July 20 2021
Senator says Fauci, who has worked at the NIH since 1968 and led NIAID since 1984, has been there ‘too long’
Scientists with differing opinions about COVID-19 origins than Dr. Anthony Fauci keep it to themselves because because the top disease expert controls much of their funding, Sen. Rand Paul, R-Kentucky, told “Fox News Primetime” Tuesday night.
Paul subjected Fauci to stiff questioning during a Senate hearing chaired by Democrat Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota earlier in the day, with Fauci quibbling over Paul’s definition of gain-of-function research, which the lawmaker said came from a document sourced by another epidemiological expert.
The senator went on to urge Fauci, the head of the National Institutes of Allergy & Infectious Disease, to reconsider prior testimony denying NIAID or NIH’s particular funding endeavors at the Wuhan lab; where many believe COVID-19 originated – citing federal perjury laws.
Paul reacted further to Fauci’s behavior and doubled down on his assertion that the 80-year-old Brooklyn, N.Y. native is not letting on as much as he should be on the topic of gain-of-function research funding.