(PatriotWise.com)- This week, Kentucky Senator Rand Paul released the list of follow-up questions he still wants Dr. Anthony Fauci to answer after Fauci’s most recent Senate testimony two weeks ago.
In a letter sent to Senator Patty Murray, the chairwoman for the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions, Senator Paul provided a list of eleven “yes or no” questions he wants Fauci to answer regarding US funding for gain-of-function research at the Wuhan Institute of Virology.
Paul’s questions pertain to a National Institutes of Health grant of roughly $600,000 that was awarded to the non-profit EcoHealth Alliance. EcoHealth Alliance then funneled the money to the Wuhan Institute for research on bat coronaviruses.
In his letter to Senator Murray, Senator Paul demands that Dr. Fauci confirm whether the NIH did indeed fund that research and asks what the agency knew about how the grant money was being used at the time.
Senator Paul initially sent a copy of his questions to Fox News on Monday, and in the accompanying email, Paul reiterated that the American people have a right to know how the pandemic started and if the National Institutes of Health was funding the very research that may have caused the pandemic.
In his email to Fox, Paul again said that anyone involved in letting this happen should be removed, including Dr. Fauci.
In October the NIH admitted that EcoHealth Alliance had funded research at the Wuhan lab that enhanced bat coronavirus to be more infectious, but added that the increased infectiousness was an “unexpected result” of the research.
A spokesman for Dr. Fauci told Vanity Fair at the time that the experiments did not constitute gain-of-function research because they “were not reasonably expected to increase transmissibility or virulence in humans.”
Whether Senator Paul gets his questions answered by Dr. Fauci remains to be seen. Paul and Fauci have regularly engaged in heated exchanges during Senate hearings over gain-of-function research and whether or not the NIH funded such research at the Wuhan lab through EcoHealth Alliance. And so far, Dr. Fauci remains obstinate.