As per the statement made by Jim Jordan, chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, the Republican Party is presently formulating an argument against former National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases director Anthony Fauci.
In a conversation with Jordan, Republican podcaster Benny Johnson said, “So, specifically before your committee and also before Rand Paul over in the Senate, Dr. Fauci has, of course, absolved himself of all funding of gain-of-function. He said he didn’t know anything about it. It is verifiable and demonstrable that he lied. Now, there are codes in Congress. I have a code right here, 18 U.S. Code 1001.”
Johnson observed that there were “statements—false statements to Congress. Says you can be imprisoned; says you can be imprisoned for eight years if you lie to Congress. It seems like there has never been a more clear-cut case of some individual lying to Congress.”
Jordan responded affirmatively, suggesting, “Yeah, we can do it—there could be a referral, but you would refer to the Biden Justice Department. I don’t know that—they’re going to pursue that, but you can definitely do that. You could have one of the committees, and the Senate Judiciary Committee could do a referral. I doubt they will with the Democrats in charge.”
“We could do a referral potentially,” Jordan went on. “I would, frankly, prefer just to have Dr. Fauci come back in and take another round of questions here, but we’re building the case. You know, like, we had Dr. Redfield testify, and Chairman Wenstrup did. I thought he was—I thought he was great. As were the other witnesses that were brought in.”
Dr. Anthony Fauci has been apprised of death threats lodged against him in response to the proposition put forth by the Republican Party to commence legal proceedings against him.
“I mean, they don’t like to have me getting death threats all the time. Every time someone gets up and spouts some nonsense that’s misinformation, disinformation, and outright lies, somebody somewhere decides they want to do harm to me and/or my family,” Fauci alleged. “That’s the part of it that is really unfortunate.”
“The rest of it is just insanity, the things they’re saying. But it does have a negative effect when people take it seriously and take it out on you and your family,” he continued.
In December of the previous year, Kentucky Republican Senator Rand Paul issued a resolute statement regarding the retirement of Dr. Anthony Fauci.
During an interview, Dr. Fauci, who had no contrition to express for his management of the pandemic, was asked whether he had any intentions of making any modifications to his strategy concerning the COVID-19 epidemic.
According to Paul, “Likely, there is no public figure, or public health figure, that has made a greater error in judgment than Dr. Fauci. The error in judgment was to fund gain-of-function research in a totalitarian country—fun research that allowed them to create super viruses that, in all likelihood, accidentally leaked into the public and caused seven million people to die.” Paul’s statements are based on his frequent disagreements with Fauci during Senate oversight hearings, where Fauci’s actions and recommendations pertaining to the pandemic were examined.
Paul filed a formal complaint against Fauci in December 2021, alleging that the latter had furnished inaccurate information to Congress. In addition, Paul articulated his intention to apprise the Justice Department of this issue.
During an interview with Fox Business, Paul expressed skepticism regarding the likelihood of Fauci being subjected to charges by President Biden’s attorney general, Merrick Garland. Paul asserted that Garland may not be “objectively looking” at the congressional testimony that Fauci provided.
Paul stated that “We’ve referred him to the Department of Justice, but then again, Merrick Garland is the one now going after parents that go to school board meetings.”
Paul expressed skepticism over Merrick Garland’s impartiality in evaluating Fauci’s dishonesty. “I don’t have a lot of hope that Merrick Garland is objectively looking at Fauci’s lying,” Paul said before declaring, “Fauci should go to prison for five years for lying to Congress.”
Ted Cruz (R-Texas), speaking at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in Washington, D.C., predicted that Dr. Anthony Fauci would be incarcerated under a “sane system.”
According to Cruz, “There has been no person who has done more to destroy trust in the scientific and medical community than Dr. Anthony Fauci, who told millions of Americans lies willingly, knowingly, glibly, and supremely arrogantly.”
“Should there be accountability? In any sane system, he would be prosecuted for lying under oath, and he would go to jail for lying under oath to Congress,” he further argued.