Senator Rand Paul is calling for Dr. Anthony Fauci to be "made to testify under oath" about the money in question from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, and whether or not it was used to gain function research at the Wuhan Institute of Virology.
“The bottom line is he cannot investigate himself," Paul said on Wednesday. "He was responsible for giving this money, so he has every incentive to cover it up and not reveal the truth about it."
If investigations prove that COVID-19 came from the Wuhan lab, then Fauci "would have great culpability, so he can’t be investigating this, nor can any of his people that he picks be investigating this. He needs to be excluded from the investigation."
Paul's comments come after Fauci told a House Appropriations subcommittee Tuesday that the National Institutes of Health had earmarked $600,000 to the Chinese institute over a five-year period to study whether bat coronaviruses could be transmitted to humans, reports The New York Post.
However, the money, sent to Wuhan through the non-profit EcoHealth Alliance was to be used as a "modest collaboration" with the Chinese experts, not to be used for gain of function research, Fauci told lawmakers.
Such research takes a virus that can infect humans and makes it "either more transmissible and/or pathogenic for humans," said the doctor, but he insisted "that categorically was not done."
Meanwhile, Paul warned Wednesday that the lab in Wuhan is "experimenting with the SARS virus, which is 15 times more deadly than COVID-19."
"The good news is yesterday I passed an amendment on the Senate floor that says no more gain of function money can be sent to China," Paul added."This is very important because this could happen again."
Rep. Taylor Greene Declares: 'I'm Not Going to Back Down'
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My question is, how will they know who is vaccinated and who isn't? Yikes. We are starting into communist waters...
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Host Wolf Blitzer asked, “You’ve said that elementary school kids, young kids probably won’t get vaccinated until the end of this year. So, should kids still be wearing masks when they go back to school this fall?”
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Honestly, I am truly shocked to hear that the RINO voted for Trump. As much as she hates Trump and true Conservatives, I would have expected her to sabotage and vote for Biden.
Karl asked, “Did you vote for Donald Trump in 2020?”