Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul (R) has a clear political agenda in attacking Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation’s leading immunologist and chief advisor to the president of the United States. Waving around his self-appointed credentials as an eye doctor, Sen. Paul has his voters convinced that he’s at the same level of expertise as Fauci. In truth, he’s just a political shill exploiting the deaths of nearly 900,000 Americans for political gain.
Fauci: Why would a Senator want to do this? Go to Rand Paul’s website and you see fire Dr. Fauci with a little box that says contribute here. So you are making catastrophic epidemic for your political gain pic.twitter.com/8dvxZ5ELxp
— Acyn (@Acyn) January 11, 2022
Paul took shots at Fauci yet again during a senate hearing on COVID-19, a hearing aired publicly in order to give the country, a country in which nearly 900,000 families are mourning a loved one, information about how to keep themselves and their families safe. Once again, Paul focused on personal attacks while fundraising emails circulated asking donors for money so that Paul can “fire Dr. Fauci.” Of course, that money is for nothing but Paul’s political coffers since he has no authority to fire anyone in the president’s cabinet of advisors.
Fauci called Paul out, saying that his political rhetoric against Fauci did nothing more than stir up the crazies and the conspiracy theorists, holding up a print-out of Paul’s website.
‘This happens all the time. You personally attack me, with absolutely not a shred of evidence of anything you say…so I ask myself why would [the] senator want to do this? You go to Rand Paul website, and you see ‘fire Dr. Fauci’ with a little box that says ‘contribute here!’ You can do $5, $10, $20, $100. So you are making a catastrophic epidemic for your political gain.’
Rand Paul and others in the circle of the twice-impeached ex-president who lost the popular vote twice, Donald Trump, insist that Fauci is profiting off drugs to treat COVID-19 while also encouraging the country to get vaccinated, wear masks, and socially distance in order to prevent the spread of the virus. Meanwhile, Paul is encouraging his supporters to do nothing to prevent the virus and profiting off them when they become ill.
The Washington Post reported in August of 2021 that Sen. Paul had conveniently forgot to disclose stocks purchased early in the pandemic, when just 15 Americans were infected, off a drug to treat the virus.
‘Experts in corporate and securities law said the investment, and especially the delayed reporting of it, undermined trust in government and raised questions about whether the Kentucky Republican’s family had sought to profit from nonpublic information about the looming health emergency and plans by the U.S. government to combat it.’
See the full exchange between Sen. Paul and Dr. Fauci below:
Twitter always loves to see the snarky and smug Sen. Paul get outwitted by an actual doctor. Read some of their comments below: