Over the past year, little love has been lost between Anthony Fauci and Senator Rand Paul.
The two have sparred on everything from mask mandates, lockdown measures, and even Fauci’s attempts to move the goalposts over what would justify fully re-opening the economy and ending the COVID restrictions that have been in place for well over a year and a half.
But now, some 18 months after the pandemic first hit America, the truth is now coming out after Rand Paul exposed Fauci like never before.
This past week, the National Institutes of Health revealed that the U.S. nongovernmental group “EcoHealth Alliance” has violated its own reporting and disclosure rules while engaging in experiments with bat coronavirus research in conjunction with the Wuhan Institute of Virology.
In short, it reveals the truth of the “lab leak” hypothesis which Fauci and Paul had clashed over for months.
The Washington Examiner reports, “A federally funded nonprofit organization conducted gain-of-function research at the Wuhan Institute of Virology. This is something that federal health officials, most notably National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Director Anthony Fauci, assured everyone was a preposterous falsehood. Except it wasn’t.”
What’s more, the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases ended up giving around $600,000 to the Wuhan Institute of Virology while Fauci served as the agency’s director.
Paul’s clash with Fauci, which resulted in near-endless media bashing and attacks against his character from many in the left-wing mainstream media, have now been proven to be correct.
But far from admitting their mistakes, most mainstream outlets are choosing to simply ignore the story altogether.
But Paul has every reason to claim credit for exposing Fauci.
“Republican Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky, who sits on the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee, even suggested during a hearing in July that Fauci was speaking falsely when he alleged NIH had no hand in the Wuhan Institute of Virology’s “gain of function” research to mutate animal viruses to infect humans.” adds the Washington Examiner.
“Dr. Fauci, knowing it is a crime to lie to Congress, do you wish to retract your statement?” the senator asked, citing a 2017 paper showing scientists in Wuhan specifically researched bat coronaviruses.
“I have never lied to Congress, and I do not retract that statement,” Fauci responded. “This paper that you are referring to judged by qualified staff up and down the chain as not being gain of function.”
It’s now known that what Fauci told Paul during that committee meeting is not true.
What’s more, Paul now has the evidence to show that what Fauci was telling him isn’t correct.
Fauci’s attempts to hide the connections between the NIAID and the Wuhan laboratory are now perfectly clear.
This of course explains why Fauci lashed out at Paul for pointing out that under his watch, money had been funneled to the Wuhan Institute of Virology.
“Five million people died from a virus that came out of a lab — wouldn’t we want to know, wouldn’t we want to prevent this from happening again?” Senator Paul said in an interview with Fox News once the gain-of-function story broke.