Sen. Paul introduces amendment to end Dr. Fauci’s position

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Samuel Case, FISM News


Senator Rand Paul (R-Ky.) on Monday introduced an amendment that would “eliminate Dr. Anthony Fauci’s position as the Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)” and split the organization into three individual research institutes. 

Senator Paul, who has frequently sparred with Dr. Fauci in Senate hearings and has called for him to be fired, said the pandemic has proved that “no one person should be deemed ‘dictator-in-chief.’”

The amendment would “immediately eliminate Dr. Fauci’s position” and divide NIAID into the National Institute of Allergic Diseases, National Institute of Infectious Diseases, and National Institute of Immunologic Diseases. Each institute would “be led by a director who is appointed by the president and confirmed by the Senate for a 5-year term.”

Paul argues the division of power “will create accountability and oversight into a taxpayer funded position that has largely abused its power and has been responsible for many failures and misinformation during the COVID-19 pandemic.”

In a Fox News opinion piece Paul summed up his displeasure with Fauci, writing: 

No one person should have the sole authority to dictate science, especially when that one person wasn’t ever following the science. I’ve said that from the beginning, and I’ve been proven right over, and over, and over again. On masks, lockdowns, schools, natural immunity, all of it.

Paul said the amendment will be voted on this week.