Paul, Cruz Call Fauci ‘Dangerous’ After Doctor Claims ‘I Represent Science’

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Sens. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) and Ted Cruz (R-Texas) are saying Dr. Anthony Fauci, a apical aesculapian advisor to President Joe Biden, has go unsafe with his pronunciations aft helium claimed to “represent science.”

Appearing connected CBS’ “Face the Nation” implicit the weekend, Fauci said that Republican senators who person criticized him are successful the wrong.

“That’s OK. I’m conscionable going to bash my job. And I’m going to beryllium redeeming lives, and they’re going to beryllium lying,” Fauci said.

“They’re truly criticizing science, due to the fact that I correspond science. That’s dangerous. To me, that’s much unsafe than the slings and the arrows that get thrown astatine me. And if you harm science, you are doing thing precise detrimental to nine agelong aft I leave,” helium added later.

Fauci besides specifically went aft Paul, lumping him with others helium said “spins lies and threatens and each that theater,” and besides suggested Cruz should beryllium probed for objecting to electoral results from a authorities connected Jan. 6.

Cruz responded by asserting Fauci himself has damaged the credibility of science.

“Throughout this pandemic, he’s been dishonest. He’s been political. He’s been partisan,” Cruz said connected Fox News’ “Hannity.”

Fauci, the caput of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, has travel nether occurrence from immoderate senators for alleging earlier Congress that his agency, portion of the National Institutes of Health, ne'er funded “gain-of-function” probe successful China. The bureau acknowledged past period it did money probe that experts accidental constitutes gain-of-function, which refers to enhancing a biologic agent.

Instead of responding to a question regarding whether helium was untruthful to Congress, Fauci “just attacked and engaged successful advertisement hominem attacks,” Cruz added.

Epoch Times Photo Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) asks questions during a Senate Judiciary Subcommittee connected Competition Policy, Antitrust, and Consumer Rights, astatine the U.S. Capitol successful Washington connected Sept. 21, 2021. (Ken Cedeno/AFP via Getty Images)

Paul took to Twitter to respond to Fauci.

“The implicit hubris of idiosyncratic claiming THEY correspond science. It’s astounding and alarming that a nationalist wellness bureaucrat would adjacent deliberation to assertion specified a thing, particularly 1 who has worked truthful hard to disregard the subject of earthy immunity,” Paul said.

Natural immunity is the extortion gained by recovering from COVID-19. Studies indicate the extortion is higher than that afforded by the COVID-19 vaccines, though Fauci and different apical authorities wellness officials person said vaccines provided amended immunity, pointing to a smaller radical of studies.

Paul referred Fauci to the Department of Justice for allegedly lying to Congress, but nary nationalist enactment has been taken by the section connected the matter. Paul and Fauci engaged successful tense exchanges during respective legislature hearings this year.

Sen. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.), who has besides worked to oust Fauci, said connected Fox that the doctor’s latest remarks made wide he’s “an unfastened partisan.”

“You saw this weekend, helium went retired and became an unfastened partisan—attacking a sitting United States legislator who is democratically elected by the people, arsenic are the different 99 senators—as a—nothing but a bureaucrat, who works for those radical who democratically elected 100 senators, attacking him successful a partisan way,” Cotton said.

“It is simply a elemental information that helium testified to Congress, by the way, that helium did not fund—through his agency—gain-of-function probe successful the Wuhan labs, making the coronaviruses determination much unsafe and much transmissible. Yet his bureau has since acknowledged that they did, successful fact, did money that gain-of-function research.”

Zachary Stieber

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Zachary Stieber covers U.S. news, including authorities and tribunal cases. He started astatine The Epoch Times arsenic a New York City metro reporter.