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Rand Paul To Introduce Amendment To Remove ‘Petty Tyrant’ Fauci From His Position As NIAID Director

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Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., told “Jesse Watters Primetime” on Monday that he will introduce an amendment before the Senate this week to remove Dr. Anthony Fauci from his position as the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID).

Paul, a medical doctor himself who frequently has challenged Fauci’s leadership throughout the pandemic, said he is seeking to decentralize Fauci’s role so that no “petty tyrant” can “monopolize” political influence in the name of public health. Fauci has been the director of the NIAID since 1984.  ​​

“Tomorrow we will have a health committee meeting and … I will present an amendment, get a vote on eliminating Anthony Fauci’s position. I think we should eliminate his position, divide it into three and appoint three new directors that will be approvable by the Senate,” Paul told Jesse Watters.

“The problem with having only one person and having everything go before him for like 40 years is that he has monopolized power and created a culture not conducive to scientific inquiry. You need people who question. That’s what science is – about questioning and putting forth your hypothesis and trying to prove it with experiments. But he has shown – Dr. Fauci and Dr. Collins, have both shown that they will get into the mud. If you don’t agree with their political opinions, they will go after you.”

Paul pointed to a leaked email exchange between Fauci and then-head of the National Institute of Health (NIH) Francis … (Read more)

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