Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) promises to investigate Dr. Anthony Fauci if Republicans retake the Senate in this year’s midterm elections.
“If we win in November, if I’m chairman of a committee, if I have subpoena power, we’ll go after every one of [Fauci’s] records,” Paul told conservative podcast host Lisa Boothe. “We’ll have an investigator go through this piece-by-piece because we don’t need this to happen again.”
Paul is likely to become the chairman of the Senate Health, Education, Labor & Pensions (HELP) Committee if Republican retake the upper chamber, according to The Hill.
Paul has clashed with Fauci on several occasions at Senate hearings about COVID-19. During Fauci’s recent appearance before the HELP committee, he accused Paul of putting his life in danger with personal attacks for political gain.
“This happens all the time. You personally attack me, with absolutely not a shred of evidence of anything you say. So I would like to make something clear to the committee: You’re doing this for political reasons,” Fauci told Paul.
“What happens when he gets out and accuses me of things that are completely untrue, all of a sudden that kindles the crazies out there, and I have threats upon my life, harassment of my family, and my children will have seen phone calls because people are lying about me,” he added.