“Hey guys, @RandPaul was right and Fauci was wrong. The NIH was funding gain of function research in Wuhan but NIH pretended it didn’t meet their ‘gain of function’ definition to avoid their own oversight mechanism,” Post columnist Josh Rogin tweeted Tuesday.
After watching Anthony Fauci once again obfuscate, evade and outright lie before Congress about his failures as this nation’s de facto COVID-19 czar, we’re led to one inescapable conclusion: He needs to resign immediately or be fired for incompetence and dishonesty.
Fauci’s appearance this week before a congressional panel should be the final straw, even for his partisan supporters in the Democratic Party.
Challenged by Sen. Rand Paul, himself a medical doctor, on U.S funding of so-called gain of function research at China’s Wuhan Virology Laboratory, Fauci showed his petulant side.
Deploying little word games, he denied that the U.S. did any such thing. But the evidence that Fauci’s own agency did is piling up. It can no longer be ignored.
For those who have not followed this story, “gain of function” research is conducted to find out how to make a virus or other biological agents more potent in some way. Its only logical purpose is, of course, military or state-sponsored bioterrorism.
So why would the U.S. fund that? More to the point, why would quintessential deep-state denizen Fauci allow the funding to go on and then lie about it?
Not surprisingly, China is in a full-on panic over this issue. The last thing it wants is to be found to have intentionally loosed the coronavirus on the world to kill millions while wreaking havoc on the global economy and on democratically elected governments.