Fauci confronts Rand Paul over murder plot — Action News Now

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U.S. government’s Covid czar says senator’s fundraiser fueled a murder plot as Kentucky Republicans blame him for pandemic deaths

Sen. Rand Paul (R-Kentucky) has accused Dr. Anthony Fauci of being responsible for the more than 800,000 coronavirus deaths in the United States. The Biden administration’s coronavirus czar says Paul’s criticism put his life at risk.

The latest clash between Paul and Fauci came during a Senate Health Committee hearing on Tuesday on the U.S. response to a variant of Covid-19.

At one point, President Joe Biden’s chief medical adviser held up a printout of a page on the Kentucky Senator’s website that read “Fire Dr. Fauci” banner, claiming the remarks inspired a California man who was arrested last month on suspicion of plotting to murder him. The doctor told senators that the man, arrested in Iowa on Dec. 21, possessed an AR-15 rifle and magazines, and told police he was driving to Washington, D.C., to kill Fauci.

“You’re creating a catastrophic epidemic for your political good,” Fauci told Paul.

Paul pointed to Fauci as the chief architect of the U.S. government’s response to the pandemic, and asked him how he could call any of these — lockdowns, mask and vaccine mandates, boosters — to be achieved with more than 800,000 deaths. success.

The liberal-leaning Republican also accused Fauci of being a central planner whose arrogance led to complex mistakes.

“The idea that any government official like you unilaterally claims to represent science and that any criticism of you will be seen as a criticism of science itself is very dangerous,” he said. Paul said.

“A planner who thinks he is a science can lead to an arrogance, in his mind justifying the use of government resources to discredit and destroy the reputation of other scientists who disagree with him,” Senator added. “This is not only antithetical to the scientific method, but also The epitome of cheap politics, which is reprehensible. “

Here is the reference Revelations from last month Fauci worked with NIH Director Francis Collins in 2020 to discredit critics of the lockdown who signed the Great Barrington Declaration.Emails released by Congress show Collins asked Fauci “Fast and devastating publishing demolishes its premises” later praised him “superior” Work.

Fauci and Paul repeated conflict During a Senate hearing, the Kentucky Republican even referred the doctor to the Justice Department for perjury.

Tuesday’s confrontation follows a blockbuster report from conservative media outlet Project Veritas, which released Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) documents showing that “Get Features” Research on the coronavirus by EcoHealth Alliance, a nonprofit that received funding from Fauci’s National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases and the NIH.