Kentucky Republican Senator Rand Paul thinks former White House medical advisor Dr. Anthony Fauci should face prison over his dishonesty in Congressional testimony, the Washington Examiner reported.
During a recent appearance on WABC radio’s “The Cats Roundtable,” the longtime Fauci critic was discussing his history of clashing with Fauci over the origins of the COVID virus and the former NIAID director’s lack of transparency with Congress.
He told host John Catsimatidis that given Fauci’s repeated lies in Congressional testimony and his unwillingness to “accept responsibility,” he should go to prison.
Paul said Fauci should be “pilloried” and rejected for his poor judgment.
The senator added that history would judge Dr. Fauci as “a deficient person” responsible for “one of the worst decisions in public health history.”
Earlier this month, Dr. Fauci testified in a closed-door hearing with the House Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Pandemic.
According to a statement from the subcommittee, during his nearly 14 hours of questioning, Fauci admitted that the government’s 6-foot social distancing guidance “sort of just appeared” and was unlikely to be “based on scientific data.”
Fauci also told the subcommittee that the vaccine mandates imposed by the Biden administration during the pandemic would probably increase vaccine hesitancy among the public in the future.
Fauci admitted in his testimony that he advised American colleges to require students to get the vaccine for enrollment. He also suggested that he did not believe that school closures during the pandemic resulted in learning loss, according to the statement.
During his closed-door testimony, Fauci conceded that the lab leak theory about the origin of COVID was not a conspiracy theory.
Subcommittee Chairman Brad Wenstrup (R-OH) said in the statement that Dr. Fauci’s testimony “revealed systemic failures in our public health system and serious procedural concerns” with the public health authority.
Wenstrup said that the federal government’s response to a possible future pandemic “must be guided by scientific facts and conclusive data.”