Rand Paul: Dr. Fauci lied to Congress about Wuhan lab research funding

Rand Paul clashes with Dr. Fauci over alleged Wuhan lab funding by the NIH

Sen. Rand Paul doubles down on claims that the NIH was funding gain-of-function research at the Wuhan lab.

Senator Rand Paul, R-Ky., claimed that Dr, Fauci lied to Congress when he denied that the National Institute of Health was funding research at the controversial Wuhan lab.


RAND PAUL: I would say what Dr. Fauci said yesterday was verifiably false. He said no NIH money went to Wuhan institute for gain-of-function. Well, the main doctor there—the one that they call the ‘bat scientist’ or the ‘bat woman’ is a woman named Dr. Shi Zhengli. She wrote a paper that MIT scientists have looked at that she said was gain-of function—meaning juicing up these viruses to make them very potent and infect humans. She wrote this paper and in the paper acknowledged their funding came from Dr. Fauci’s group, the NIAID, which is part of NIH…

So, he’s verifiably telling you something that is not true. Now he may be quibbling and saying that they weren’t doing gain-of-function or they weren’t supposed to but we have looked at the grant application. In the grant application, we have a cellular biologist from Rutgers who says the grant application is for gain-of-function…

So, Dr. Fauci came to Congress yesterday and lied. We can’t prove the virus came from the lab. I’m not saying it did. I’m saying there is very much suspicious evidence that it might have.

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