Senator Rand Paul says he has death threats for clashing with Fauci. to get
Kentucky Senator Rand Paul said Friday his family had five phone death threats over his recent confrontations with White House chief medical officer Dr. Anthony Fauci – and received for Paul’s vocal opposition to the exploration of functional gains
“I received five death threats this week just for speaking openly about them,” the Republican told Fox News’ Hannity. “I don’t know what’s in store for the world, you can’t ask honest, difficult questions that ultimately prove that Dr. Fauci was not being honest with us, but as a result my family had white powder sent “to our house and five death threats called.”
Last month, a package containing a threatening letter and white powder was reportedly sent to Paul’s home in Kentucky. The envelope contained a picture of an injured and bandaged Paul with a gun to his head and the message: “I’ll finish what your neighbor instigated you, mother -” The message was an indication of the attack on Paul by neighbor Rene Boucher in 2017, in which the Senator was injured, including broken ribs.
The Warren County, Kentucky Sheriff’s Office did not immediately have information on Friday as to whether phone threats against Paul or his family had been reported. The U.S. Capitol did not immediately respond to an email asking for comment.
Paul has often grappled with Fauci, director of the National Institute for Allergies and Infectious Diseases, on various topics related to the pandemic. Most recently, Paul Fauci has lied about whether grant funds channeled by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to the Wuhan Institute of Virology were used to make bat coronavirus more contagious and dangerous to humans.
“There was no more prominent scientist advocating gain-of-function research than Dr. Fauci,” Paul said on Friday. “He still hasn’t retired from that position. He still believes it’s okay to take animal viruses and turn them into superviruses to infect humans. In his opinion, research is worthwhile even if there is a pandemic.
“But you know what? There are a lot of other scientists in this field and they say it’s not worth it that we haven’t learned anything,” Paul added. “Everything we’ve done is putting ourselves in danger bring to.”
Paul also claimed that as part of gain-of-function research, scientists are experimenting with viruses that are far more deadly than the coronavirus.
“That’s bad, it has a mortality rate of about one percent, 3.5 million people have died, but they experimented with some viruses that have a mortality rate of 15 percent. That would currently be 50 million dead, ”he said. “So this kind of research doesn’t have to be funded by the US taxpayer … it’s very, very dangerous.”
Earlier this week, Vanity Fair released a report in which the former director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Dr. Robert Redfield claimed he received death threats after supporting the theory that coronavirus leaked from the Wuhan lab during an appearance on CNN in March.
“I was threatened and ostracized for making a different hypothesis,” Redfield told the publication. “I expected that from politicians. I didn’t expect that from science. “