Rand Paul: ‘Fauci Should Testify Under Oath’ About Wuhan Lab Funding

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Rand Paul demands Fauci testify under oath about Wuhan lab funding

Senator Rand Paul has called on Dr. Anthony Fauci to be forced “to testify under oath” about whether the NIAID funded the Wuhan Institute of Virology’s gain of function research.

Fauci admitted the this week that the National Institutes of Health-funded the Chinese lab but dodged questions about its gain of function support.

In an interview with told Fox News Channel’s “America’s Newsroom”, Sen. Paul warned that the Wuhan lab is experimenting with the SARS virus, which he declared is “15 times more deadly than COVID-19.”

“I think Dr. Fauci should be made to testify under oath about the money that was given to the lab, and the good news is yesterday I passed an amendment on the Senate floor that says no more gain of function money can be sent to China,” Paul said.

“This is very important because this could happen again. I mean, they are experimenting with the SARS virus, which is 15 times more deadly than COVID-19. COVID-19 kills 1% — that’s been 3 million people, more than 3 million people. If SARS got out of the lab, that could be 50 million people. So, this is a very important task ahead of us. We have 11 labs in our country that do this kind of research.”

“The bottom line is he cannot investigate himself,” he added.

“He was responsible for giving this money, so he has every incentive to cover it up and not reveal the truth about it because if the pandemic did come from the lab he would have great culpability in this, so he can’t be investigating this, nor can any of his people that he picks be investigating this. He needs to be excluded from the investigation.”

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