Kentucky Senator Rand Paul stopped by Fox & Friends on Wednesday to discuss the growing China threat and the origins of COVID-19 —specifically Dr. Anthony Fauci’s role in covering for the Wuhan lab.
Watch the clip above. Excerpt below.
RAND PAUL: I think Fauci deserves culpability and history is going to judge him very poorly because he made the judgment to fund this research. It’s dangerous research. He doesn’t want to call it gain of function, but most other scientists do call it gain of function in Wuhan in an opaque totalitarian country. And in the end, there was a leak from the lab and millions of people died worldwide. And this didn’t happen sort of accidentally. The leak may have been accident, but the funding wasn’t accidental. Tony Fauci actually went around the system. We had set up a system where there’s a committee, they’re supposed to go before a committee to judge whether this was dangerous and whether it should be funded. Tony Fauci exempted Wuhan from the committee. They never went before the committee. And this is extraordinary. The committee that was supposed to provide safety and review this, never looked at the research in Wuhan because Tony Fauci gave them exception. So the thing is, yes, he does bear responsibility for maybe one of the worst judgment errors in the history of modern medicine or modern public health to fund this dangerous research.