The midterm elections are less than a year away and Republicans are already gunning to regain control over Congress. Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) shared an especially enthusiastic outlook of the party’s future during a recent episode of his father’s “Liberty Report” podcast, making comments that suggested the GOP would in fact manage to win back seats. The pair also blasted NIAID director Dr. Anthony Fauci, vowing retribution for a long list of pandemic-related transgressions.
Did Fauci Contribute to Deaths?
During the exchange with his father, Rand blasted Fauci for contributing to pandemic-related deaths early and often. The Kentucky leader feels the doctor’s staunch refusal to show support for well-known COVID-19 treatments, the role of natural immunity, and the right to remain unvaccinated, likely contributed to thousands of deaths.
He also had plenty to say after his father asked whether he believed the pandemic started as a result of some kind of conspiracy. He stopped short of agreeing with that point, but did suggest it had become a sort of philosophy — especially for Fauci.
“I think Fauci is of the philosophy vaccines are incredibly successful,” he explained. “If you’re not vaccinated you’re unclean… a leper.”
Rand Paul Vows to End Fauci’s Reign
Partway through the podcast, former Congressman Ron Paul asked his son a pointed question: just how much of an issue will Dr. Anthony Fauci represent for politicians participating in the 2022 midterm elections?
Rand, for his part, didn’t mince words. He says the NIAID leader will remain a “huge” concern — one he aims to address in a big way if he manages to win.
Rand Paul explained stepping back into Congress would immediately allow him to become a chairman on an unspecified committee. That would effectively grant him the right to issue subpoenas requesting information on Fauci, his pandemic contributions, the suspected origins of coronavirus, and gain-of-function research at the Wuhan Institute of Virology.
“They White it All Out”
Rand also suggested there are serious issues with the transparency right now in the exchange of pandemic-related information. He claims officials often request data only to receive documents that are either completely or partially redacted.
“They send us records if we ask about their discussions, about covering up where the virus came from…they white it all out.”
Paul stated the documents are likened to a blank piece of paper. He vowed to investigate the issue and take them to task for it.
As for what might happen, should that come to pass? Rand has a strong prediction about the future there, too. He’s not only confident the GOP will win, but also says the much-maligned doctor will likely retire as a result.