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Rand Paul Says Fauci Deserves Prison Time For Lying To Congress About COVID-19 Mishandling

(Left) U.S. Sen. Rand Paul (R-Kentucky) speaks. (Photo by MANDEL NGAN/AFP via Getty Images)/(R) Dr. Anthony Fauci, former director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, arrives at the Capitol. (Photo provided by Kent Nishimura/Getty Images)

OAN's Brooke Mallory
2:13pm – Tuesday, January 16, 2024

Dr. Anthony Fauci's response to the coronavirus pandemic will not be remembered favorably by history, according to Sen. Rand Paul.

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The Kentucky senator made the following remarks in an interview Monday. fox news digital .

He also recommended that Fauci be jailed for misleading Congress about the scale and severity of the pandemic.

Fauci's “concealment of the origins of the virus will probably go down in history as one of the most egregious and infamous public health decisions of our lifetime,” Paul (R-Ky.) argued. did.

“Every step of the way, Mr. Fauci publicly protested and said, 'We never funded gain-of-function research in Wuhan,' but a look at his private emails tells a different story.” ' he added.

Gain-of-function research focuses on genetically modifying microorganisms to impart new traits or abilities. It is also possible that some of the gain-of-function research studies made the disease more transmissible.

national review revealed all the details of Fauci's deceptions to Congress about the origins of the virus in a September 2023 article. The National Institutes of Health was reportedly funding research at the Wuhan Institute of Virology. In an email dated January 27ththIn 2020, Fauci allegedly received research talking points from an aide.

Later that night, Fauci held a press conference to discuss what he claimed were the latest discoveries about the coronavirus. Fauci most recently testified before the House Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Pandemic last week.

The committee chairman, Rep. Brad Wenstrup (R-Ohio), expressed concern to reporters about Fauci's apparent inability to recall important decisions he made in the early stages of the pandemic. .

The virus has reportedly killed 1.1 million Americans. However, many nurses and Americans are saying on social media platforms that if a patient tests positive for the virus in their final moments or after death, hospital staff will list “COVID-19” as the cause of death on the death certificate. He claims that he was instructed to write it down. Even if their deaths had nothing to do with COVID-19.

This raises the question of whether the mortality figures associated with COVID-19 are really accurate. Some argue that hospitals receive additional funding based on the number of COVID-19-related deaths that occur within their facilities.

Nevertheless, “anti-misinformation” fact-checking websites verifythis.com “Hospitals do not receive more compensation for listing COVID-19 as the cause of death, but they do receive increased payments from Medicare if a patient is diagnosed with COVID-19. ”.

“Lying to Congress is a felony, punishable by up to five years in prison. When he came and said he couldn't find any gain-of-function research and would move on, that was an outright lie.” Paul said. “I gave him the opportunity to correct his record when he returned to the committee a month later, but he refused to do so.”

“And to this day, he continues to make accusations and try to shift responsibility away from himself, which is a serious crime,” the senator continued.

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