Fauci hates talking about it. He gets visibly irritated when asked about what the money was used for over there. Was it for gain-of-function research? Every day we learn more and the conclusion that this escaped from a lab becomes clearer. Katie wrote about the exchange Fauci and Paul had yesterday. It was quite testy:
Rand Paul is sending a letter to the DOJ requesting a criminal referral for Dr. Fauci. pic.twitter.com/wf87ivtwhp
— Townhall.com (@townhallcom) July 21, 2021
Paul also asked Fauci if he lied to Congress about his role in the research.
“There will be responsibility for those who funded the lab, including yourself,” Paul said. “You are obfuscating the truth.”
“I totally resent the lie that you are now propagating Senator,” Fauci fired back.
Breitbart added more:
“Dr. Fauci, as you are aware it is a crime to lie to Congress,” Paul began during the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor & Pensions hearing Tuesday, reminding Fauci of his previous remarks to the committee on May 11th, during which the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) director stated that the NIH has not ever and does not now fund gain of function research in the Wuhan Institute of Virology.
“And yet, gain-of-function research was done entirely in the Wuhan Institute … and was funded by the NIH,” Paul said, citing Wuhan Virology paper entitled, “Discovery of a Rich Gene Pool of Bat SARS-Related Coronaviruses.”
“In this paper … she credits the NIH and lists the actual number of the grant that she was given by the NIH,” Paul said. “In this paper, she took two bat coronavirus genes, spiked genes, and combined them with a SARS-related backbone to create new viruses that are not found in nature.”
Yes, Dr. Fauci’s NIH did fund the Wuhan Virology Lab. Here’s the verbatim admission from their chief scientist Dr. Shi Zhengli. pic.twitter.com/wk5mzeLWHR
— Senator Rand Paul (@RandPaul) July 20, 2021