Rand Paul Blasts Fauci For Acting Like A ‘Petty Tyrant’

Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) spoke out on Monday to blast Dr. Anthony Fauci once again, this time saying that the White House chief medical advisor is acting like a “petty tyrant” for not endorsing indoor dining, even for people who have gotten the COVID-19 vaccine.

Paul Calls Out Fauci

“Fauci continues to ignore 100 years of vaccine science. His only real theme is ‘do what I say’ even when it makes no sense,” Paul said.

“If you’ve recovered or been vaccinated — go about your life. Eat, drink, work, open the schools. Enough with the petty tyrants!” he added.

Related: Rand Paul Confronts Fauci About Telling People To Wear Masks After COVID Vaccine – ‘Just Theater’

Paul posted this on Twitter alongside a clip of an appearance Fauci made on MSNBC. During this interview, Fauci issued a warning to Americans who seek to participate in indoor dining.

Fauci’s Warning

“Drinking indoors, restaurants, and bars. Is that OK now?” host Mehdi Hasan asked Fauci.

“No, it’s still not ok for the simple reason that level of infection, the dynamics of infection in the community are still really disturbingly high,” Fauci replied. “If you’re not vaccinated, please get vaccinated as soon as vaccine becomes available to you.”

“And if you are vaccinated, please remember that you still have to be careful and not get involved in crowded situations particularly indoors where people are not wearing masks,” he continued. 

“And for the time being, until we show definitively that a person who’s vaccinated does not get this subclinical infection and can spread to others, you should also continue to wear a mask,” Fauci added.

Related: Rand Paul Questions Whether Mask Mandates Were Even Effective As He Calls Out Fauci

Fauci Has Said This Before

Fauci made similar comments during an appearance on CNN in which host Wolf Blitzer asked him, “What about indoor dining? Should I feel — I’m fully vaccinated, obviously, should I feel safe having dinner at an indoor restaurant?”

“You know, Wolf, I think what you need to do is you need to look at the level of infection in the community,” Fauci said in response.

“It isn’t like before when you were not vaccinated and you had a lot of activity in the community and you went into an indoor restaurant where there was not [a] restriction on the number of people in a restaurant,” he continued. “Your risk would be up there. Whereas, now, the risk is not zero, but it’s extremely low.”

Fauci Doubles Down

“And what it’s going to be, Wolf, is that people are going to have to make a determination of what level of risk are they willing to take,” Fauci added. “And the one thing that we really do need to discuss and people need to understand that, that there are not absolutes here.”

“If someone is not particularly risk-averse, gets vaccinated, and says, you know, I really do want to go to a restaurant and sit down and relax, and I know the risk is very low, but I’m willing to take that chance,” he said. 

“If someone is very risk-averse, they’ll say, no, no I want to wait until the level of infection is way, way, way, way down in the community,” Fauci explained. “Whereas, others might be a little bit different.”

“But the point that can’t be lost in the discussion is that being vaccinated, fully vaccinated, you diminish, dramatically, the risk, and then it depends on your own personal decision.”

This piece was written by James Samson on April 13, 2021. It originally appeared in LifeZette and is used by permission.

Read more at LifeZette:
Chris Wallace Calls Out Kamala Harris – Says She May Not Want Her ‘Fingerprints’ On Border Crisis
Liz Cheney Claims Trump Is ‘At War With The Constitution’ – ‘Election Wasn’t Stolen’
Newt Gingrich Rips Kamala Harris – Says She Was Put In Charge Of Border Crisis ‘Because They Knew She Wouldn’t Do Anything’


Recent Posts

President Donald Trump Indicted by Manhattan Grand Jury

By Dr. Derek Ellerman Well, folks, they did it. And boy did they fake me…

8 hours ago

Massive Saudi Investments in China Signal Epoch-Making Shift in Global Power

By Dr. Derek Ellerman There's a little bit of truth to the common view foreigners…

9 hours ago

Far-Left Democrats Meltdown Over Parental Rights and Child Protections in Schools, Likening It to ‘Fascism’

Last week House Republicans narrowly passed a Parental Bill of Rights. So how would something…

11 hours ago

Report: QAnon Shaman Released from Prison Following Tucker Carlson’s Release of January 6 Tapes Showing Him Escorted Around Capitol by Police

Jacob Chansley, known as the infamous "QAnon Shaman," has reportedly been released after 27 months…

12 hours ago

Woke Disney Catches DeSantis Napping By Stripping Powers From Florida Governor’s Appointed Board Members

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis' attempt to take control of Walt Disney World's governing board may…

12 hours ago

Hours After Nashville Shooting, Dem Rep Katherine Clark Attacks ‘MAGA Extremists’ for Making Trans Community ‘Fight for Existence’

House Minority Whip Katherine Clark attacked "MAGA extremists" for their alleged cruelty and said the…

13 hours ago