Entries by Jack Hunter

Rand Paul Was Right About Covid

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Nearly three years ago this month, Anthony Fauci said to Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY), “Senator Paul, you do not know what you’re talking about.” Paul had said there was evidence that the National Institute of Health had funded gain-of-function research at a research lab in Wuhan, China. “I totally resent the lie that you are now propagating, senator,” Fauci would add. “And if anybody’s lying here, senator, it is you.” It was one of their most fiery exchanges. In the following weeks and months, Paul would not relent. Fauci accused Paul of just fundraising. CNN’s Brianna Keilar called Paul an “ass.” Senator Chris Murphy (D-CT) defended Fauci from Paul’s supposedly mean-spirited questioning, “Thank you for calling out this agenda for what it is: an attempt to score political points, to build a political power base around the denial of science and around personal attacks on you and your family.” Today, the NIH admits U.S. taxpayers funded gain-of-function research in Wuhan. Even Fauci now admits it’s not a conspiracy theory. Paul knew this. He wasn’t being crazy or rude. Unlike most, he was studying.