Sen. Paul Introduces Amendment to Eliminate Fauci's Position

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    The Facts

    • Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) on Mon. introduced an amendment that would eliminate Dr. Fauci's position as Dir. of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID).

    • The amendment would reorganize the NIAID into 3 distinct research institutions with separate directors. Each director would be appointed by the president and confirmed by the Senate for 5-yr terms.

    The Spin

    Left narrative

    Fauci has become the scapegoat for the right to cash in Red America's anger. His targeting is extremely dangerous and has created hatred of a respected scientist and public servant. He's the boogeyman for the right's COVID angst and conspiracy theories.

    Right narrative

    Fauci has been allowed to become COVID czar for the entire US. He's evolved into a petty tyrant despite his massive mistakes on lockdowns, remote learning, vaccines, natural immunity, masks, and gain-of-function research. This amendment is about creating oversight and responsibility for a taxpayer-funded position.

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