[WATCH] ‘You Look Like An Idiot’ Don Lemon Says of Rand Paul After Fauci Faceoff
Dr. Anthony Fauci and Senator Rand Paul (Q-Moscow) traded barbs in a heated exchange during a Senate hearing Tuesday about whether or not the NIH funded gain of function research at a Wuhan lab. Investigations into the origins of Covid-19 by the WHO and the U.S. government are still ongoing.
Dr. Fauci said a study Paul was repeatedly referring to does not constitute gain of function research. “Sen. Paul, you do not know what you are talking about, quite frankly, and I would like to say that officially. You do not know what you are talking about,” Dr. Fauci said. The NIH did fund a nonprofit called the EcoHealth Alliance that assisted in research into bat coronaviruses at the Wuhan lab, but Dr. Fauci maintains that qualified experts have examined the study “up and down” and concluded that it does not constitute gain of function research.
As the two men talked over one another, Dr. Fauci interjected that Paul was the one who was obfuscating the truth. “You are implying that what we did resulted in the deaths of individuals,” Fauci responded as he pointed his finger at Paul, who continues to side with anti-vaxxers despite famously spreading COVID-19 in the Senate gym while awaiting the coronavirus test results he knew would be positive.
NIH Director Dr. Francis Collins just told us he stands by Dr. Anthony Fauci after yesterday's confrontation with Sen. Rand Paul. Collins also said he condemns how Fauci has been demonized by critics.
— Jim Acosta (@Acosta) July 21, 2021
“I totally resent that,” Dr. Fauci said, “and if anyone is lying here, Senator, it is you.”
By destroying Rand Paul on live TV, Dr. Fauci did more to combat COVID misinformation in 5 minutes, than Facebook has done in 18 months.
— Jake Lobin (@JakeLobin) July 21, 2021
Don Lemon devoted a segment of his show Wednesday night to call out Paul for challenging the experienced White House chief medical advisor. Check out his read of Rand Paul where Lemon calls him out and says he looks like an idiot for pushing anti-vax propaganda to an esteemed epidemiologist, below.