Sens. Cruz, Paul Blast “Astounding Authoritarian” Fauci For “I Am Science” Claim
Responding to Anthony Fauci again declaring that he represents science, Senators Ted Cruz and Rand Paul blasted the “hubris” of ” an unelected technocrat,” warning that he has “distorted science” in order to exert “authoritarian control.”
Fauci appeared on CBS News’ Face The Nation, and declared that “Anybody who spins lies and threatens and all that theater that goes on with some of the investigations and the congressional committees and the Rand Pauls and all that other nonsense, that’s noise.”
He further claimed “if you’re attacking me, you’re really attacking science,” adding “I mean, everybody knows that.”
It isn’t the first time that Fauci has essentially declared that he IS science.
Responding directly to Cruz suggesting Fauci needs to be prosecuted, the latter proclaimed “I have to laugh at that. I should be prosecuted? What happened on Jan. 6, senator?”
Real “I am the senate” vibes here. pic.twitter.com/4Y23ROOYKz
— Jonathan Thiebaud (@Jtbaud249) November 28, 2021
Both Cruz and Paul quickly responded:
The absolute hubris of someone claiming THEY represent science. It’s astounding and alarming that a public health bureaucrat would even think to claim such a thing, especially one who has worked so hard to ignore the science of natural immunity. https://t.co/rcDezphVRR
— Senator Rand Paul (@RandPaul) November 28, 2021
Fauci is an unelected technocrat who has distorted science and facts in order to exercise authoritarian control over millions of Americans.
He lives in a liberal world where his smug “I REPRESENT science” attitude is praised.
Here are the facts:
— Ted Cruz (@tedcruz) November 28, 2021
Sen. Cruz went on to explain the facts…
(1) On May 11, Fauci testified before a Senate Committee that “the NIH has not ever and does not now fund gain-of-function research in the Wuhan Institute of Virology.”
(2) On October 20, NIH wrote they funded an experiment at the Wuhan lab testing if “spike proteins from naturally occurring bat coronaviruses circulating in China were capable of binding to the human ACE2 receptor in a mouse model.” That is gain of function research.
(3) Fauci’s statement and the NIH’s October 20 letter cannot both be true. The statements are directly contradictory.
(4) 18 USC 1001 makes it felony, punishable by up to 5 years in prison, to lie to Congress.
No amount of ad hominem insults parroting Democrat talking points will get Fauci out of this contradiction.
Fauci either needs to address the substance – in detail, with specific factual corroboration – or DOJ should consider prosecuting him for making false statements to Congress.
Others also weighed in on Fauci’s emperor vibes, with journalist Jeryl Bier noting “This is not helpful in any way. This is almost word for word something a cult leader would say. This persuades no one not already in his corner.”
“They’re really criticizing science because I represent science. That’s dangerous.” – Fauci
This is not helpful in any way. This is almost word for word something a cult leader would say. This persuades no one not already in his corner. https://t.co/2VHY1T7C1k
— Jeryl Bier (@JerylBier) November 28, 2021
Look, you don’t have to be some Fauci conspiracy theorist to recognize that Fauci’s utility as a trusted public health official has long since expired, and he tends to be a net negative when it comes to clarity and trust.
— Alicia Smith (@Alicia_Smith19) November 28, 2021
Now I want to know what Dr Fauci thinks happened on January 6th that Senator Cruz should be prosecuted for.
Genuinely don’t understand the strategy of continuing to have him on Sunday shows almost every week — the audience he can influence only continues to shrink. https://t.co/A2pvzEp1lM
— Matt Whitlock (@mattdizwhitlock) November 28, 2021
An appallingly bad thing for someone in his position to be saying. Not a shred of humility about any of the things he got wrong, had to waffle on, or later took back or equivocated. Instead goes all Fauci XIV and says “la science c’est moi.” Yikes. https://t.co/tT9AU9MIuR
— Noam Blum (@neontaster) November 28, 2021
Is Dr. Fauci under the impression that nobody is being prosecuted for Jan. 6? Or is he saying Ted Cruz should be prosecuted for speech & debate on the Senate floor? https://t.co/N1NxfTCDZ2
— Dan McLaughlin (@baseballcrank) November 28, 2021
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