Senator Rand Paul has made no secret of his intent to hold Dr. Anthony Fauci accountable for lying to Congress and advancing research and policies that harm America’s citizens and economy. Today the Senator announced an amendment to put Fauci’s feet to the fire.
According to the Western Journal, Senator Paul offers a simple two-word assessment of how top medical agencies have managed the pandemic: “Never again.”
In an Op-Ed for Fox News, Paul argued that the path forward begins with removing Dr. Anthony Fauci from power.
“We’ve learned a lot over the past two years, but one lesson in particular is that no one person should be deemed ’dictator in chief.’ No one person should have unilateral authority to make decisions for millions of Americans,” Paul wrote.
Paul is following up his Op-Ed piece by introducing new legislation to safeguard against similar abuses of power in the future:
“To ensure that ineffective, unscientific lockdowns and mandates are never foisted on the American people ever again, I will introduce an amendment to eliminate Dr. Anthony Fauci’s position as director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases and divide his power into three separate new institutes,” he continued.
With satisfaction, the Senator said, “The time has come to end long-term bureaucrats doing as they please with no oversight.”
“Each of these three institutes,” Paul said, “will be led by a director who is appointed by the president and confirmed by the Senate for a five-year term. This will create accountability and oversight into a taxpayer-funded position that has largely abused its power and has been responsible for many failures and misinformation during the COVID-19 pandemic.”
Paul added: “No one person should have the sole authority to dictate science, especially when that one person wasn’t ever following the science. I’ve said that from the beginning, and I’ve been proven right over, and over, and over again. On masks, lockdowns, schools, natural immunity, all of it.”
Paul, a medical doctor, argues that Biden administration, CDC, and FDA pandemic-related policies have inflicted great harm.
“We lost more than individuals. We lost our freedoms. Our liberties. Our vibrant small town Main Streets. Our children’s growth and learning. For two years our lives were held captive by petty tyrants and power-hungry bureaucrats.”
The Daily Wire reports that Paul is concerned about the impact Fauci-led COVID policies have had on America’s children. Paul said:
“The notion that they MUST wear a mask for eight hours a day … created psychological issues and inhibited communication between students and teachers. Keeping kids out of school clearly did far more harm than good. And the same can be said for masks.”
Charging Fauci with dereliction of duty and knowingly spreading misinformation, Paul declared:
“Misinformation can cost lives if the government convinces 80-year-olds to wear useless cloth masks while taking care of spouses with COVID.”
Asserting that many in the media were complicit in supporting the false narrative and fostering misinformation.”
Paul continued: “Dr. Fauci and his friends worked diligently to silence opposing views. The media amplified his efforts. We were branded conspiracy theorists and anti-science for simply asking questions and presenting alternatives to what had been delivered to the American people as ‘fact.'”
Paul warned that “vast power has yielded vast arrogance.”
“I had never encountered someone with the gall to proclaim himself ‘the science’ and portray anyone opposing him as ‘attacking science.’ That is, until Dr. Fauci became the COVID dictator-in-chief,” he explained.
“If Fauci was simply one family doctor in Peoria, his mistakes would not be so catastrophic. But since Fauci is allowed to be a medical czar for the whole country, his errors are amplified throughout the land.”
Paul asserts America should not be led by dictators and that new legislation is required to ensure similar problems do not arise in the future.
“When Fauci misinforms the public that cloth masks work, he risks the health of anyone who believes a cloth mask will protect them when caring for a spouse or relative with COVID. When Fauci decides that he alone will define and fund dangerous ‘gain-of-function’ research, his disregard for the possibility of a lab leak is felt worldwide,” he wrote.
“The biggest lesson we have learned over the last two years is that no one person should have this much unchecked power. And my amendment, which will get a vote this week, will finally force accountability and fire Dr. Fauci.”
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