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Dr. Anthony Fauci and Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) engaged in their most brutal clash to date Tuesday.

During a Senate Health Committee hearing about the federal COVID-19 response, Paul said the NIH funded illegal gain of function research in the Wuhan Institute of Virology, which created a highly dangerous and transmissible virus able to infect humans.

Paul further implied that Fauci had previously lied to Congress and that he was fully aware of what the Wuhan lab was doing with grant money that came from NIH.

Paul cited an academic paper that allegedly shows the lab was conducting illegal research to create “potential pandemic pathogens that exist only in the lab, not in nature.”

“Senator Paul, you do not know what you are talking about, and I want to say that officially,” Fauci angrily responded.

“How can you say that’s not gain-of-function? It’s a dance and you’re dancing around this because you’re trying to obscure responsibility for 4 million people dying around the world from a pandemic,” Paul responded, cutting Fauci off.

“If the point that you are making is that the grant that was funded as a subaward … created SARS-COV-2, that’s where you are getting,” Fauci said before Sen. Paul cut him off again.

“We don’t know … but all the evidence is pointing that it came from the lab and there will be responsibility for those that funded the lab, including yourself,” Paul said, adding that while “nobody is saying” the viruses that were created in Wuhan caused the pandemic, the lab was still conducting gain-of-function research that was funded by NIH.

“I totally resent the lie you are now propagating, senator,” Fauci said, adding that it is molecularly impossible that research funded by NIH was responsible for SARS-CoV-2.

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Observation: There’s a lot of chemistry between Dr. Anthony Fauci and Senator Rand Paul (R-KY). The two of them, down on their luck, and living together in a one-bedroom apartment would make for a great reboot of an 80s sitcom!

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