Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) and Dr. Anthony Fauci had a heated today during a Senate committee hearing. Paul grilled Fauci about royalties from big pharma before warning Fauci things would be different when the GOP takes charge.
Paul said: “When people decry vaccine hesitancy, it’s coming from the gobbledygook that you give us. You’re not paying attention to the science.
“The very basic science is that previous infection provides a level of immunity. If you ignore that in your studies, if you don’t present that in your committees, you’re not being truthful.”
“I have never, ever denied fundamental immunology. In fact, I wrote the chapter in the Textbook of Medicine on fundamental immunology,” Fauci said.
Complete exchange between Sen. @RandPaul and Dr. Anthony Fauci at Monkeypox hearing.— CSPAN (@cspan) September 14, 2022
Sen. Paul plays @cspanwj clip of Dr. Fauci.
Fauci: "That film that you showed was really taken out of context…Reuters fact-checked, looked at that…"
Paul: "Actually, words don't lie." pic.twitter.com/d9tvNtli87
“We’ve been asking you and you refuse to answer whether anybody on the vaccine committees gets royalties from the pharmaceutical companies.
“I asked you last time and what was your response? ‘We don’t have to tell you.’
“But I’ll tell you this, when we get in charge, we’re going change the rules and you will have to divulge where you get your royalties from, from what companies, and if anybody on the committee has a conflict of interest.
“We’re gonna learn about it.
“I promise you that.”
Rand Paul to Fauci:— Greg Price (@greg_price11) September 14, 2022
"You refuse to answer whether anybody on the vaccine committees gets royalties from the Pharma industry… When we get in charge, we're gonna change the rules and you will have to divulge where you get your royalties from. We are going to learn about it." pic.twitter.com/4CKH9z6ibk
I'm doing everything I can to hold Fauci accountable. In today’s hearing he tried to give excuses but words don’t lie! https://t.co/iqJzaV3BEM— Rand Paul (@RandPaul) September 14, 2022