Rep. Madison Cawthorn, Republican of North Carolina, and Senator Rand Paul, Republican of Kentucky, both allege that Dr. Anthony Fauci lied to Congress over American funding for the Wuhan bioweapons lab. On Sunday both called for his criminal prosecution, with Cawthorn engaging in a vicious ad hominem to and fro with the doctor. Evidence supports the position of Cawthorn and Paul. As such, they want Fauci’s scalp for the subterfuge in front of Congress.
FNC: “Rep. Madison Cawthorn says he stands by his criticism of Dr. Anthony Fauci after the doctor appeared on Fox News and rebuked Cawthorn’s suggestion that legal action should be taken against Fauci.
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Earlier in the week, Cawthorn had referred to Fauci as a ‘punk’ and a ‘pawn’ of the communist Chinese government while also accusing him of lying to Congress.”
I support @RandPaul in his effort to hold Fauci accountable for LYING to Congress.
This self-serving bureaucrat deceived a nation and hurt hundreds of thousands of Americans & their businesses. https://t.co/djpyENxQpc
— Rep. Madison Cawthorn (@RepCawthorn) July 21, 2021
Fauci responded during an interview and asked, “where do you come off talking about criminal things and conspiring with [the CCP]?”
But Cawthorn was not deterred. “Dr. Fauci broke his oath,” Cawthorn told press. “Not only his oath in Congress, but his Hippocratic oath as a doctor, to do no harm. I stand by my statements, and justice will be served…U.S. Code sections 1621 and 1001 of Title 18 are the two relevant legal standards at play here. Section 1621 states that anyone who ‘willfully and contrary to such oath states or subscribes any material matter which he does not believe to be true’ is guilty of perjury and shall be fined or imprisoned up to five years, or both. Section 1001 stipulates that ‘whoever, in any matter within the jurisdiction of the executive, legislative, or judicial branch of the government of the United States, knowingly and willfully” falsifies or conceals information, including before a congressional committee’s inquiry, may also be fined or imprisoned up to five years.’’”
Rand Paul was on board. “Well, I think it’s important to know that Dr. Fauci has a self-interest in obscuring any relationship or responsibility for anything done in the Wuhan lab. Without question, the evidence we presented in committee yesterday shows that the NIH was funding research in Wuhan. We showed the exact numerical series of numbers that goes with the grant numbers. So yes, they were funding the Wuhan lab.”