Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., revealed during an interview with Jack Posobiec, the host of Human Events Daily, that he would be creating a special counsel to investigate Dr. Anthony Fauci in the next Senate, should Republicans reign victorious at the polls in November.
“You know, there have been special counsels in the past that are appointed by the president – there’s a special counsel law,” Paul said. “But [what] I’m talking about is similar but won’t be the same thing. This won’t be under a special law; this would simply be as the chairman of a committee with subpoena power. I will appoint someone who has the bandwidth – someone who’s either been a former attorney general or assistant attorney general, or someone that had been in the Department of Justice at some time.”
Sen. Paul is no stranger to taking on Dr. Fauci, the chief medical advisor to the President of the United States, as well as the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID). In January, Paul sparred with Fauci during a Senate hearing on Capitol Hill, criticizing the medical doctor for “arrogance that justifies, in his mind, using government resources to smear and destroy the reputations of other scientists who disagree with him.”
Paul told Posobiec that his special counsel would include a special investigator who would co-lead the investigation into Fauci. He added that there were “a lot of scientists who have questions, particularly about this ‘gain of function’ research, where they juice up these viruses and make them more infectious.”
He continued, “There are many experts who have at least the credentials of Dr. Fauci, or some of them with much greater credentials, who have been saying for years – there’s a least one scientist who’s been talking about this for sixteen years, before the pandemic, warning that this could come from a lab, because of dangerous research…and the public, Congress, didn’t heed his warnings.”
In August, Dr. Fauci announced that he would resign in December 2022, per RSBN. He said he wanted to “pursue the next chapter” of his career. However, critics of the doctor believe that he is leaving his positions in the White House and at the NIAID to avoid an investigation by what is projected to be a Republican Senate following the midterm elections.
Regardless, Sen. Rand Paul is not content to let Fauci off the hook for his involvement in gain-of-function research.
Paul concluded, “by the time we present [the investigation] to the public, I think people are gonna go, ‘Holy cow! This came from a lab!’ Not just some of us are gonna believe that – I think the majority of people will finally accept that the preponderance of evidence is that this came from a lab.”