Rand Paul Says His Family Received Death Threats after He Criticised Fauci
Paul said his past criticisms of Fauci have now been justified
Sen. Rand Paul has revealed his family has received multiple death threats after he publicly called out National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Director Dr. Anthony Fauci.
Paul said during an interview on Fox News’s Hannity:
“This week, I’ve had five death threats just for being outspoken on it."
Paul, who has called out for Fauci's firing for a while now, told Sean Hannity that it was no longer possible to have civil disagreements with Fauci because his family suffered “as a repercussion” to the public feuds.
“I don’t know what the world’s coming to," Paul said.
"You can’t ask honest, difficult questions that, in the end, have proved out that Dr. Fauci was not being honest with us, but as a repercussion, my family had white powder sent to our house and five death threats phoned in,” he added.
Paul said his family received an envelope containing white powder, which included a threatening letter with a photo of a gun to Paul’s head and the words “I’ll finish what your neighbor started, you motherf*****," which referred to an incident in which Paul was hospitalized with broken ribs after being assaulted by his neighbor in 2017.
Paul said his past criticisms of Fauci have now been justified due to his professional emails being released via a Freedom of Information Act request.
Can’t wait to see the media try to spin the Fauci FOIA emails.— Senator Rand Paul (@RandPaul) June 2, 2021
“There’s been no more prominent scientist in favor of gain-of-function research than Dr. Fauci,” Paul said.
“He still hasn’t backed off of that position. He still believes that it’s OK to take animal viruses and make them into superviruses to infect humans."
"Even if a pandemic should occur, he says the research is worth it.”
“But you know what? There’s a host of other scientists in this field, and they say it’s not worth it at all, that we haven’t learned anything,” he added.
“All we’ve done is put ourselves at risk.”
Paul blasted the gain-of-function research used by China and said it needs to stop.
“This is a bad one,” Paul said of the coronavirus pandemic.
“This has about 1% mortality — 3.5 million people have died. But they’ve been experimenting with some viruses that have 15% mortality. That would be 50 million deaths right now.”
“So, this kind of research needs to not be funded by the U.S. taxpayer,” he added.
“It’s very, very dangerous.”
Last week, Fauci admitted the National Institutes of Health (NIH) funded the Wuhan lab.
Fauci said the Chinese lab was funded through the EcoHealth Alliance to support “a modest collaboration with very respectable Chinese scientists who were world experts on coronavirus."