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Sen. Rand Paul Calls Fauci ‘Disreputable’ Scientist, Seeks Special Investigator For COVID-19 Origin

At a glance

  • Sen. Rand Paul, a likely committee chairman if Republicans win the Senate in November, says an independent special investigator needs to be appointed to look into Dr. Anthony Fauci’s handling of the pandemic and the origins of the COVID-19 virus.
  • Paul said that he firmly believes COVID originated from a leak in a lab, citing a long history of lab leaks in China.
  • Paul introduced an amendment in March to eliminate Fauci’s director position at the National Institute for Allergy and Infectious Disease (NIAID).

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