Will Anthony Fauci be jailed? Rand Paul says 'Fauci lied again' about Wuhan lab funds
Anthony Fauci is facing calls to be imprisoned after he was accused of lying many times to Congress about research funding at a Wuhan lab some suspect of being the source of the Covid-19 outbreak.
Senator Rand Paul stated that the head of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases should be incarcerated for five years. Republican Paul told Sean Hannity: "He has definitely lied to the American public, and he should be held responsible." He added: "I don’t think Biden Department of Justice will do anything with it. "But it is very dangerous to have public officials who we need to have trust incoming and lying to us. He has lied dozens of times. Usually, he tells us it’s for our own good. It’s a felony punishable by five years in jail."
In July during a fiery exchange with Senator Paul during his congressional testimony, Fauci refused that his agency provided funding for “gain-of-function” research, which modifies biological agents, at China’s Wuhan lab. But records, obtained by The Intercept and first reported this week, seem to contradict Fauci’s claims. Senator Paul of Kentucky then shared the bombshell article on social media. He even asked Attorney General Merrick Garland to investigate. The documents showed that the National Institute of Health did give grants to a nonprofit that funneled federal funds to the Wuhan Institute of Virology for bat Covid-19 research as reported by the New York Post.
On September 7, Paul tweeted, "Surprise surprise - Fauci lied again And I was right about his agency funding novel Coronavirus research at Wuhan. Read this thread and the papers released."
Surprise surprise - Fauci lied again— Senator Rand Paul (@RandPaul) September 7, 2021
And I was right about his agency funding novel Coronavirus research at Wuhan.
Read this thread and the papers released. https://t.co/zQizKXLdbd
According to the documents, the US government spent $3.1million on health organization EcoHealth Alliance which went into research on bat Covid-19 research at the Wuhan Institute of Virology. The $3.1 million grant was awarded for a five-year period between 2014 and 2019. After the funding was renewed in 2019, it was suspended by the Trump administration in April 2020. The grant directed $599,000 to the Wuhan Institute of Virology for bat coronavirus research.