Rand Paul: ‘If Republicans take over either the House or the Senate, Fauci will retire’

Dr. Anthony Fauci’s days as a “public servant” may finally be numbered.

Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY), one of Fauci’s top rivals throughout the coronavirus pandemic, is predicting that the doctor will retire from his role as head of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) if Republicans take back the majority in either the House or the Senate next November. 

The Fauci issue

According to Breitbart, Paul’s comments came during an appearance on his father’s show, Ron Paul Liberty Report. There, the senator was asked, “How big of an issue will Fauci be in next year’s election?”

“I think huge,” Sen. Paul said.

He went on to preview what could be on the horizon should the GOP gain the upper hand in one or both chambers of Congress.

“One of the things I have told people is that if I win in 2022, I will be chairman of a committee in the Senate,” the senator said, according to Breitbart.

“We will use the subpoena power to bring forth all the records. Right now they send us records, if we ask about their discussions, covering up where the virus came from, its origins in the lab, they white it all out, they redact all of the information and send us a blank piece of paper and they won’t tell us about their conversations,” he added.

Paul’s prediction

“We’ll get to the root of everything,” Sen. Paul added, echoing promises from Republican Rep. Jim Jordan (OH), who said that if Republicans regain control of the House, they will lead an investigation into Fauci.

“I predict this,” Sen. Paul said, “If Republicans take over either the House or the Senate, Fauci will retire.”

The Kentucky senator explained that Fauci’s ouster “would be the best thing for the country.”

According to Breitbart, he said:

[Fauci has] been so damaging because it’s not just through force of law. All these blue state governors listen to him and think that it’s science to close a restaurant at 10 o’clock at night or to say that we have to have 25% of patrons. There’s no evidence that any of the mitigation, any of the rules or mandates changed the trajectory of the virus at all.

If Paul is right, then Fauci’s days as the highest-paid individual in the federal government could soon come to a close. If he’s not willing to leave of his own volition, at least we know Republicans in Washington will be fighting back every step of the way.

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