Anthony Fauci finally announced his retirement.
And millions of Americans cheered at the end of an error.
But Rand Paul just gave Dr. Fauci a warning that could end up ruining Fauci’s retirement plans.
Dr. Anthony Fauci recently announced he was planning to step down in December as Biden’s Chief Medical Advisor and Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID).
And his announcement was met with universal cheering by Americans.
Especially since originally, Fauci said he would not step down until after Joe Biden’s first term ended.
But with the 2022 midterms fast approaching, Fauci’s expedited departure is raising eyebrows.
Republicans are promising major investigations into Fauci for his shameful, arguably illegal, conduct and his role in helping facilitate the COVID pandemic.
Fauci probably hopes that if he leaves before the new GOP congress is sworn-in next January he can avoid a potential GOP Congressional investigation next year.
In fact, Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) – one of Fauci’s fiercest critics – says the timing of Fauci’s move is no coincidence.
“I think it’s no coincidence that he’s decided to step down right after the election,” Paul said.
“I think he, like many people, perceive that the Republicans will take over at least one house of Congress and that there will be an investigation into his wrongdoing.”
But Paul put Fauci on notice that accountability is coming for him even if he retires.
In a strongly worded letter to the National Institute of Health (NIH), Paul demanded they preserve all documents and communications in Fauci’s possession.
Paul also demanded the NIH notify current and former employees to preserve their communications and other relevant information as well.
“Dr. Fauci misled the American people on public health guidance throughout the pandemic, lied to Congress under oath, and funneled tax dollars to fund dangerous research in communist China. The American people deserve transparency and accountability from the NIH regarding the COVID-19 pandemic regardless of Dr. Fauci’s future employment plans,” Paul told the Daily Caller.
Rand Paul, who was a practicing doctor before entering Congress, used his knowledge of science and data to repeatedly punch holes in Fauci’s pandemic power grab and false claims.
Paul also accused Fauci of using the NIH to fund dangerous gain-of-function research at the lab in Wuhan, China.
To help researchers better understand how to control viruses, gain-of-function research will engineer a virus to make it more deadly.
Paul is also calling for an investigation into Fauci for his role in funding this gain-of-function research and the origin of the virus.
Anthony Fauci may have hoped to ride off into the sunset free of any responsibility for all the damage, destruction, and death he caused, but Paul isn’t going to let him get away with it.