During an explosive exchange, Senator Rand 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.”
Sen. @RandPaul vs. Fauci, Round 8. Sen. Paul drills into Fauci over his emails showing a coordinated campaign to "takedown" the Great Barrington Declaration.
Paul: "Do you really think it’s appropriate to use your $420,000 salary to attack science that doesn’t agree with you? pic.twitter.com/LNuql7nSb7
— Tom Elliott (@tomselliott) January 11, 2022
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.”