Sen. Rand Paul intends to ask DOJ for criminal referral for Dr. Anthony Fauci


WASHINGTON, D.C. (WTVQ)- U.S. Senator Rand Paul of Kentucky says he’ll ask the Department of Justice for a criminal referral for Dr. Anthony Fauci because he’s lied to congress.

The Senator said that Tuesday night on FOX News, continuing to claim Fauci approved federal funding for a specific type of research at the lab in Wuhan, China some people theorize could be the origin of COVID-19.

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Tuesday, during a senate hearing, Fauci said he has not lied about funding and he called Senator Paul out, saying the Senator doesn’t know what he’s talking about.

Fauci hasn’t said anything yet about Paul’s intention to send a letter to the DOJ.

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