Rand Paul: Anthony Fauci’s Testimony on Gain-of-Function Research Was ‘an Out-and-Out Lie’

“This research was a dangerous type of research that should have been reviewed,” said Paul. “It wasn’t.”

by RobSoave

Sen. Rand Paul (R–Ky.) accused White House coronavirus adviser Anthony Fauci of misleading the public about the U.S. government’s funding of gain-of-function research.

“When Dr. Fauci said that this research was reviewed and found to be safe by experts, that was also a lie,” said Paul in an interview on Thursday.

Paul made these comments during a conversation on Rising, the news show I co-host for The Hill. His remarks followed a hearing organized by the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Subcommittee on Emerging Threats to explore the question of whether government-funded research could be responsible for inadvertently creating the COVID-19 pandemic.

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