Fauci “acts like an ignoramus every day” about masks: Rand Paul
The COVID-19 pandemic may be nearing its end, but the war of words between Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) And White House Chief Medical Officer Dr. Anthony Fauci, doesn’t seem to be quitting anytime soon.
“He probably has the highest IQ for someone who actually acts like an ignoramus every day of the week,” Paul said in an appearance on Fox News’ “The Ingraham Angle” Friday of the director of the National Institute for Allergies and Infectious Diseases.
What sparked Paul this time around was Fauci’s statement in a recent MSNBC interview that vaccinated parents and children do not need to wear masks at home “when a child is outside and not vaccinated and [is] When interacting with other people outdoors or indoors, you want to make sure the child is masked. “
“I’m serious?” Paul answered. “Children don’t get this disease. When they get it, it’s a mild form. They don’t transmit it well. We have two years of evidence of it. We have no rash of deaths [in kids aged] 1-10, 1-18.
“You [the CDC] still have their storage supplies. They want them to walk around the camp with a mask on and do the 6-foot stuff, ”the Senator continued. “There’s no science behind it. It’s all a guess, it’s all Tony Fauci, his way or the highway, Mr. Little Dictator … If Fauci wants kids to mask and wear masks everywhere, he should show us science.” . “
Earlier this week, Paul and Fauci bumped the heads during a Senate committee hearing on grants from the National Institutes of Health to the Wuhan Institute of Virology, which many believe the coronavirus originated from.
“The NIH has never funded a profit on functional research at the Wuhan Institute,” Fauci once said after describing Paul’s claim to the contrary as “totally and completely wrong.”