WATCH: Dr. Fauci Rages at Paul, Accuses Him of Creating ‘Catastrophic Epidemic’ in Tense Showdown; Clash Over Accusations of ‘Cheap Politics’ Regarding Alleged ‘Takedown’ of Other Scientists

By New York Post. Dr. Anthony Fauci raged at Sen. Rand Paul on Tuesday, accusing the Kentucky Republican of “distorting” everything about him and fueling threats against the White House chief medical adviser and his family.

During their verbal throwdown before the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee, Fauci accused Paul of claiming he was “responsible for the death of 4 to 5 million people, which is really irresponsible.”

“What happens when he gets out and accuses me of things that are completely untrue,” the top health official said, “is that kindles the crazies out there, and I have threats upon my life, harassment of my family and my children with obscene phone calls because people are lying about me.”

Fauci then referenced the arrest last month of 25-year-old Kuachua Brillion Xiong, of California, who was found to have a “hit list” with Fauci’s name on it when he was pulled over on Interstate 80 in Iowa.

“They found in his car an AR-15 and multiple magazines of ammunition,” the top doc said, “because he thinks that maybe I’m killing people. (Read more from “Fauci Rages at Paul, Accuses Him of Creating ‘Catastrophic Epidemic’ in Tense Showdown” HERE)

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Fauci, Paul Clash Over Accusations of ‘Cheap Politics’ Regarding Alleged ‘Takedown’ of Other Scientists

By Fox News. Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., and Dr. Anthony Fauci got into a heated exchange marked with personal attacks during a Tuesday hearing dealing with the response to COVID-19 variants.

Paul, a fierce critic of the National Institute of Allergy and Infections Diseases director, accused Fauci of playing a role in smearing doctors from Harvard, Oxford and Stanford who had positions different from his own.

“In an email exchange with Dr. [Francis] Collins, you conspire, and I quote here directly from the email, to ‘create a quick and devastating published takedown’ of three prominent epidemiologists from Harvard, Oxford and Stanford,” Paul said, referring to the recently retired National Institutes of Health director.

Paul went on to cite the email exchange, in which Collins was discussing the Great Barrington Declaration, which opposed large-scale lockdowns as a response to the pandemic in favor of “focused protection” and herd immunity.

In response, Fauci sent Collins articles from Wired and The Nation that had already slammed this position. While Fauci himself had not penned those pieces, Paul accused him of going along with Collins’ effort to smear the doctors behind the Great Barrington Declaration. (Read more from “Fauci, Paul Clash Over Accusations of ‘Cheap Politics’ Regarding Alleged ‘Takedown’ of Other Scientists” HERE)

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