Dr. Anthony Fauci used his appearance on the corporate social media CBS News show “Face the Nation” on Sunday to declare once again that he “represents science” while piling on his critics in government, notably Sens. Rand Paul (R-KY) and Ted Cruz (R-TX). After saying that he is the embodiment of “the science” and that criticism of him is “dangerous,” Paul and Cruz hit back.
When Fauci was asked about Cruz saying he should be prosecuted for lying to Congress, Fauci strangely turned immediately to the January 6 Capitol riots. He said, “I have to laugh,” and asked, “What happened on January 6, Senator?”
Fauci went on to say that anyone who did not see him as a scapegoat being used to help out President Donald Trump must be “asleep.” Like the events of January 6, President Trump was not implicated in the interview until Facui brought him into it.
He went on to say that anyone who criticizes him is criticizing science and is acting dangerously. Fauci said that all he wants “to do is save people’s lives.” He went on to say, “I represent science.”
Paul called Fauci’s assertion that he represents science “astounding and alarming.” He described Fauci’s comments as “absolute hubris,” primarily since he has “worked so hard to ignore the science of natural immunity.”
Cruz responded to Fauci by explaining how the doctor had lied to Congress under oath. In again calling for the DOJ to investigate Fauci, he laid out the facts regarding the untruthful statements.
He called Fauci an “unelected technocrat” who has misused science to obtain and use authoritarian control over American citizens. He then detailed previous testimony wherein Fauci said that the NIH has never funded gain-of-function research in Wuhan, China, followed by other evidence showing that the statement was untrue and Fauci knew it to be inaccurate.
Cruz also pointed out the federal law making lying to Congress a felony that carries a sentence of up to 5 years in federal prison.