Culture Wars/Current Controversies

Well, It’s Not Like He Isn’t an Admitted Serial Liar

By Thomas L. Knapp, Knappster

US Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) wants the US Department of Justice to investigate Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, for allegedly lying to Congress about NIH funding of “gain of function” research.

Personally, I have trouble working up much outrage when someone lies to Congress. After all, Congress as a group, and most or all of its individual members, lie to the rest of us all the time. And when someone tells Congress a lie it wants to hear and promote, there’s seldom any penalty.

That said, it’s not hard to believe that Fauci lied. After all, he’s lied — or at least publicly claimed to have lied (and if the claims weren’t true, then they were lies) — to the public several times during, and about, the COVID-19 pandemic.


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