Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., said in an interview that aired Sunday night that Dr. Anthony Fauci, the top disease specialist in the U.S., should be fired after last week’s revelation that the National Institutes of Health funded gain-of-function research on the coronavirus.
Paul was interviewed by Axios and mentioned a letter from the NIH to Ranking Member Rep. James Comer, R-Ky., that admitted to “limited experiment” conducted in order to test if “spike proteins from naturally occurring bat coronaviruses circulating in China were capable of binding to the human ACE2 receptor in a mouse model,” which critics say contradict Fauci’s long-held claim.
“He [Fauci] should be fired, Paul said. He continued, “just for lack of judgment if nothing else.”
Paul said that Fauci, the head of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, will likely never admit that he lied.
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