WASHINGTON (AP) – Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation’s top infectious disease expert, angrily confronted Kentucky GOP Senator Rand Paul Tuesday in testimony on Capitol Hill, dismissing the shadow. Paul’s wind that the US helped fund research at a Chinese lab that may have caused the COVID-19 outbreak.
Paul alleges that Fauci lied to Congress when in May he denied that the National Institutes of Health had funded research known as “hyperfunctioning” – the practice of augmenting the virus in the laboratory to study it. study its potential impact in the real world – at a virology lab in Wuhan. US intelligence agencies are currently exploring theories that a random leak from that lab could lead to a global pandemic.
“I did not lie to Congress. I have never lied. Certainly not before Congress. The case is over,” Fauci told Paul before the Senate Health, Education, Work and Pensions Committee, said a study the senator mentioned referred to a completely different virus. with the kind responsible for the coronavirus outbreak.
“Senator Paul, you don’t know what you’re talking about, quite frankly,” Fauci said. “And I want to say it officially. You don’t know what you’re talking about.”
He added, “If anyone is lying here, senator, it’s you.”
This is the latest in a series of clashes between Paul and Fauci over the origin of the virus that caused the global pandemic.
https://fox8.com/news/fauci-to-rand-paul-you-do-not-know-what-youre-talking-about-quite-frankly/ | ‘You do not know what you’re talking about, quite frankly’