Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., expressed concern about Dr. Anthony Fauci’s pivotal decision to fund potentially dangerous research in Wuhan, China, asserting that Fauci’s approval to bypass safety protocols led to the COVID-19 pandemic.
“This research never went before there, and the only reason it never went before that safety committee is Anthony Fauci had to have given permission to bypass it,” Paul said Wednesday on Newsmax’s “Rob Schmitt Tonight.”
Paul said the decision to fund the research in Wuhan circumvented the P3CO safety committee, which was established to assess the “safety of pandemic pathogens.” Paul highlighted the lack of transparency regarding the internal deliberations on gain-of-function research safety, saying the information has been sought for “three years.”
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