Rand Paul Proposes Replacing ‘Dictator’ Fauci With Three Institutes
Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) said Monday he will introduce an amendment to eliminate Dr. Anthony Fauci’s position as director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases.
Paul, one of Fauci’s harshest critics during the COVID-19 pandemic, wrote in a Fox News opinion column that he will propose dividing the NIAID director’s power into three separate new institutes, each led by a director who is appointed by the president and confirmed by the Senate for a five-year term.
The congressman said his motivation to act resulted not just from many Americans dying from COVID, but also due to people lost “to the crushing and overbearing lockdowns and mandates that were based on junk science.”
“We lost more than individuals. We lost our freedoms. Our liberties. Our vibrant small town Main Streets. Our children’s growth and learning,” Paul wrote for Fox News. “For two years our lives were held captive by petty tyrants and power-hungry bureaucrats.
“We’ve learned a lot over the past two years, but one lesson in particular is that no one person should be deemed ‘dictator in chief.’ No one person should have unilateral authority to make decisions for millions of Americans.”
Paul said his amendment would create accountability and oversight into a taxpayer-funded position “that has largely abused its power and has been responsible for many failures and misinformation during the COVID-19 pandemic.”
“If Fauci was simply one family doctor in Peoria, his mistakes would not be so catastrophic,” Paul wrote on Fox News. “But since Fauci is allowed to be a medical czar for the whole country, his errors are amplified throughout the land.”
Paul in November urged Fauci to resign for misleading the public about NIH’s role in funding potentially dangerous gain-of-function research in Wuhan, China. Continue reading at Newsmax.