WATCH: Fauci says he’s getting death threats, blames Rand Paul

Blaming Senator Rand Paul, Dr. Anthony Fauci said he’s getting death threats.

“The last time we had a committee, or the time before, he was accusing me of being responsible for the death of four-to-five million people, which is really irresponsible. And I say ‘why is he doing that?’” Fauci asked.

“So I ask myself, why would a senator want to do this? So go to Rand Paul’s website and you see ‘fire Dr. Fauci’ with a little box that says ‘contribute here,’” Fauci said, holding up a print out of a screen capture from Paul’s site.

“You can contribute $5, $10, $20, $100, so you are making a catastrophic epidemic for your political gain,” Fauci added.

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During the same exchange, Paul asked Dr. Fauci “Do you really think it’s appropriate to use your $420,000 salary to attack science that doesn’t agree with you?”

Paul also asked “Do you think the lockdown helped our kids? More people have died now under Pres. Biden than did under Pres. Trump. You’re the one responsible. You are the architect. You are the lead architect for the response from the government and now 800,000 people have died.”

Fauci responded “If look at everything I’ve said, you accuse me in a monolithic way, telling people what they need to do. Everything that I’ve said has been in support of the CDC guidelines. Wear a mask, get boosted, get vaccinated.”

Paul later said “You’ve advocated that [your opinion] be done by mandate — your infallible opinion be dictated by law.”

Fauci fired back “This happens every time. You have attacked me without a shred of evidence for anything you say … He is doing this for political reasons.”