Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) introduced an amendment to remove Dr. Anthony Fauci from his position at the NIAID. If passed, this amendment would block the ability for one official to have unilateral authority over his current role, and would split the job into three institutes. Each role would be overseen by a director approved by the Senate, and held for only 5 years.
Although much of America has focused on new crises, Senator Rand Paul has relentlessly continued to seek a way to remove Dr. Anthony Fauci from his position at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID).
Paul introduced an amendment on Tuesday to remove Dr. Fauci from office, and stated that, “No one person should have unilateral authority to make decisions for millions of Americans.”
He continued, “To ensure that ineffective, unscientific lockdowns and mandates are never foisted on the American people ever again, I’ve introduced this amendment to eliminate Dr. Anthony Fauci’s position as Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, and divide his power into three separate new institutes. This will create accountability and oversight into a taxpayer funded position that has largely abused its power, and has been responsible for many failures and misinformation during the COVID-19 pandemic.”
Paul further explained that each of the three institutes will be overseen by a director appointed by the President and approved by the Senate, and would be limited to a five year term.
“The problem with having only one person and having everything go before him for like 40 years is that he’s monopolized power and he’s created a culture that’s not conducive to scientific inquiry. You need people who question. That’s what science is about. … It’s not good that we have a really petty tyrant who wants to take down the people he disagrees with, and that’s not conducive to scientific inquiries. So, it’s long past time that we remove him from government. And I think really the power should be split up into three different positions, and then one person wouldn’t have a monopoly of so much power that they could use against their enemies.” - Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY), Jesse Watters Primetime, March 14, 2022