Is there a more vindicated man on the planet right now than Rand Paul, at least politically speaking? The Kentucky senator has been maligned by the media, used as a foil to Dr. Anthony Fauci, for months now. Every time Paul would pin down Fauci during a Senate hearing, the press would run to report it as “Fauci smashes Paul” despite that never objectively happening.
Recently, Fauci has admitted that he lied to Rand Paul about masks and gain-of-function funding to the Wuhan Institute of Virology. Now, bombshell emails further show Paul was right all along.
As RedState reported yesterday, the emails expose Fauci for exactly what he is. Namely, he's a dishonest hack of a bureaucrat who pushed for the destruction of businesses and countless lives to enrich himself with book deals and media profiles. The emails reveal that he shifted his positions with the wind and looks to have actively aided in the cover-up of the lab leak theory.
Here an email where Dr. Peter Daszak, a funder of the Wuhan Institute of Virology, thanked Fauci for doing his dirty work and downplaying the lab leak theory. Daszak would later work with the World Health Organization to again attempt to suppress any questions on what happened in Wuhan.
“As the Pl of the ROl grant publicly targeted by Fox News reporters at the Presidential press briefing last night, I just wanted to say a personal thank you on behalf of our staff and collaborators, for publicly standing up and stating that the scientific evidence supports a natural origin for COVID-19 from a bat-to-human spillover, not a lab release from the Wuhan Institute of Virology.
From my perspective, your comments are brave, and coming from your trusted voice, will help dispel the myths being spun around the virus' origins. Once this pandemic's over I look forward thanking you in person and let you know how important your comments are to us all.”
Not only was Fauci wrong about so much, but he also appears to have been openly corrupt. Rand Paul was right, and his “told you” here is well deserved.
That so many on in the media sought to paint Paul as the bad guy for sharing objectively true information and pushing Fauci on his myriad of inconsistencies is a testament to the sheer dishonesty of our mainstream press. It wasn't just the mainstream press, though. You had many “conservatives” in right-leaning media who bowed before Fauci as well, ripping on Paul for demanding answers on masks, lockdowns, the vaccines, and everything in between. There definitely are some problems in the GOP's own house, and they need to be acknowledged going forward.
Fauci is the villain here, and he's been the villain for a very long time. This is a guy who was clearly more concerned with rehabbing his image after his disastrous handling of the AID pandemic. He sought the spotlight throughout the last year and a half and basked in its rewards. After Joe Biden took office, Fauci became even more of a consummate politician, parroting whatever left-wing talking points were shoved into his hands.
There's a lot more to come from these emails, and RedState will be reporting on them at length over the next few days. But in general, let this be a lesson to everyone.