Kentucky Senator Rand Paul (R) took a victory lap Tuesday following the release of documents revealing the extent of Dr. Anthony Fauci’s ties to the Wuhan Institute of Virology lab in China.
“Surprise surprise – Fauci lied again,” Paul said in a tweet, which included a link to an Intercept report with 900 pages of FOIA documents revealing Fauci funded coronavirus gain-of-function research at the Wuhan lab.
“And I was right about his agency funding novel Coronavirus research at Wuhan. Read this thread and the papers released.”
Surprise surprise – Fauci lied again
And I was right about his agency funding novel Coronavirus research at Wuhan.
Read this thread and the papers released. https://t.co/zQizKXLdbd
— Senator Rand Paul (@RandPaul) September 7, 2021
Paul was the first lawmaker to directly confront the National Institute of Health director about his funding of gain-of-function research at Wuhan.
In the first tense exchange during a Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions hearing in May, Paul noted the NIH was funding gain-of-function research through the EcoHealth Alliance group.
Paul accused Fauci of committing perjury during another hearing in July for lying about the NIH’s role in gain-of-function research in Wuhan.
“Senator Paul, you do not know what you’re talking about, and I want to say that officially,” Fauci snapped.
These newly-released FOIA documents from the NIH reveal definitively that Paul was right; Fauci lied to Congress on numerous occasions.
But don’t expect Joe Biden’s Department of Justice to act.