GOP Sen. Rand Paul (Ky.) said Wednesday that the federal government’s messaging on vaccines has been full of “fearmongering,” and suggested the best way to get more people on board with taking COVID-19 shots is for President Joe Biden to take off his mask and burn it on national television.
During an interview with Fox News, the Kentucky Republican and ophthalmologist continued his criticism of Dr. Anthony Fauci, whom he has sparred with several times over the course of the pandemic.
“Science is about proving things are happening,” Paul told host Martha MacCallum. “If Dr. Fauci can prove that people who are vaccinated are spreading the disease, I will listen to him. If he can prove that people like me who have already had it are spreading the disease, I’ll listen to him. But there is no evidence of that.”