The war of words between Dr. Anthony Fauci and Senator Rand Paul turned ever more tawdry this week, as the Kentucky lawmaker dropped an absolute bombshell of a soundbite.
Paul, a doctor in his own right, has long suggested that the government’s response to the COVID-19 crisis was overblown. Of course, some of this could be attributed to Paul’s long libertarian heritage and his desire to shove the federal government aside every chance that he can get.
But he’s also made some brilliant points about Fauci’s statements regarding the virus, and his latest is a doozy.
“The vaccine hesitancy, I think, is mostly a response to misinformation that you have gotten from Fauci and others,” Paul said on the Breitbart Daily News podcast with host Alex Marlow.
And that’s not all.
Marlow said more conservative and Republican Americans would be receptive to accepting coronavirus vaccines if the federal government’s chief vaccine advocates were agreeable to the political right.
Paul concurred, “If you were leading a vaccine effort and you really wanted people to be vaccinated, the people who are unvaccinated would be much more likely to listen to me than they would be to Fauci, and yet, no one’s ever asked me, ‘Will you do a public service announcement?’ Every time I’m on the air, I do say that if you’re vulnerable, I would be vaccinated, particularly over 65 and overweight. I think people at almost any age — probably after age 30, in particular overweight [or] significantly overweight — are at risk for this disease.”
One can only imagine that this word of words isn’t yet over.