Dr. Anthony Fauci lashes out at Senator Rand Paul after getting death threats

In a heated exchange at a Senate hearing on COVID-19, Dr. Anthony Fauci pushed back after Republican Senator Rand Paul accused him of trying to "take down" scientists who disagree with him. Fauci said he's been getting death threats and accused Paul of using the pandemic for political gain. More from CBSN's Elaine Quijano.

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Dr. Anthony Fauci lashes out at Senator Rand Paul after getting death threats

In a heated exchange at a Senate hearing on COVID-19, Dr. Anthony Fauci pushed back after Republican Senator Rand Paul accused him of trying to "take down" scientists who disagree with him. Fauci said he's been getting death threats and accused Paul of using the pandemic for political gain. More from CBSN's Elaine Quijano.

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    Tim ower says:

    This is the portion CBS reports on?

    j m says:

    They cant talk about all the Flip flop “Dr.” Anthony Fauci on everything: You don’t need to wear a mask……later…. Well only certain masks work
    Wear a mask anything it doesn’t matter what kind….. later…..wear 2 masks(Notice no one is wearing 2 anymore & We are even gone back to only N95 masks works)
    If you get fully vaccinate you DON’T need to wear a mask……later…. Even, if your vaccinated you still need to wear a mask.
    Get vaccinated and you won’t get sick……later….Even vaccinated you may still get sick, just not as bad
    Get vaccinated so you won’t spread the virus……later….Even vaccinated you can still spread the virus
    The vaccine shouldn’t be mandated…. later…. the vaccine should be mandated.
    i don’t know how many times i can say it we did not fund gain of function research to be conducted in the wuhan….. later….. (We found we did fund gain of function research to be conducted in the wuhan)
    Omnicron variant is dangerious …. later…… The Omnicron variant is less severe and no one is dying. But this is still a pandemic
    The Horrific Story of Fauci, Beagles and Brain Eating Parasites may wanna look into that NIAID spent $1.68 million in taxpayer funds on drug tests involving 44 beagle puppies

    Mary says:

    @j m the monster was released😡 &it’s crazy pathetic&a disgrace 😔🇺🇸

    troy320macc says:

    love how they always cut these short….. lets hear the whole debate for once please…

    Dick Corder says:

    You’ll have to sit in one place for more than an hour and watch something but it’s available

    trilithon108 says:

    @LakePlay Play, it must be exciting for you to repeat your little sayings on each account? Sort of your get-off?

    Perroden SPARTAN B-312 says:

    @David Bowman wow I just said he isn’t science and you call me unhuman? This just proves you have nothing but hate and refuse to have a conversation because your lord and savor fauci can’t be wrong.

    Perroden SPARTAN B-312 says:

    @David Bowman fauci is nothing but a liar. Just like he was during the aids pandemic. But continue to belive his word as gospel unwilling to check it yourself

    Gatorage says:

    @Randall Marsh well at least one nut case got voted in!!! the USA was never a Democracy and there is a reason it was never set up to be a Democracy, do your homework. a full Democracy everything and anything can be a rule of laws by the mob.

    Gail Carey says:

    I’d love that kind of job security.

    Ursus Ursidae says:

    Study and apply for the position.

    Travis McDonald says:

    @Ursus Ursidae Lol. Yeah. And then sell your soul to the devil.

    ruth brown says:

    coronavirus has been out when men live in cave’s,how and what they do to survive it.

    terry jones says:

    yes, but since Covid-19 is obviously a freak of nature, the result of gain-of-function experimentation, that continues mutating every three to six months over and over again, with each variant being more deadly than the first and each variant being more immune to vaccination, Dr. Fauci and his comrades have definitely created a monster! this is the Frankenstein story on a microscopic level & Dr. Fauci is a mad scientist

    dethtrain says:

    It’s pretty amazing how certain media organizations show fauci in a positive light and other organizations focus on the questioning by the politicians

    Seymour Butts says:

    @jack chase They don’t think they react most of the time. Look at how dramatic their comments are.

    Juliana Americanchild says:

    @Seymour Butts poor Fauci YOU THINK HE IS THE ONLY ONE WHO GETS THEM??

    Brad Lowe says:

    @Jen – this is why I hate people. You’re mind is a cesspool of thought Jen shut up already

    Brad Lowe says:

    @jack chase Of course they can’t they blame libs for watching bias CNN but think Fox is the acme of journalistic integrity I would say CNN is closer to the truth than FOX any day.

    Seymour Butts says:

    @Juliana Americanchild What does that mean ? It’s okay that death threats are more common today than ever. That’s acceptable to you ?

    Terry Morgan says:

    People catch up with his bs, and all a sudden well known figures are making death threats. Ha

    Rick Sanchez says:

    Classic deflection, refuses to address the topic with any substance & plays victim.

    Rick Sanchez says:

    @DragonPinball He has hours and hours of endless air time to play victim, but he only does it when he’s’ asked a tough question he doesn’t want to answer.

    DragonPinball says:

    @Rick Sanchez So u think he’s using the death threats to his advantage to avoid answering tough questions ? You think he likes getting death threats ? He seemed pretty upset to me…

    Rick Sanchez says:

    @DragonPinball Obviously he’s using it to his advantage, he prepared it ahead of time and it had nothing to do with the topic. Fauci gets unlimited air time on MSM, he could go talk about the death threats on national TV any time he wanted, instead he chooses to rant about it in a 5 minutes session of tough questions to stall & deflect.

    DragonPinball says:

    @Rick Sanchez I think it was a smart move to do it during questioning because he wanted to do it in Rand Paul’s face in front of everyone to get maximum exposure. He wants the general public to know exactly what he’s going through. And he exposed Rand’s political motives in the process. Good for him!

    Rick Sanchez says:

    @DragonPinball What are you talking about, he could tell the general public on national TV anytime he wanted lol. And of course it’s political, Rand is a politician, but that doesn’t invalidate questions. Fauci is also playing the political games but he isn’t a politician, unlike Rand he can’t be voted out, that’s the problem.

    Will James says:

    The Real Anthony Fauci

    J G says:

    Anyone remember when Rand actually got attacked while mowing his lawn?

    Frank Lopez says:

    Cause The guy is a used tampon lol

    Juliana Americanchild says:

    Your only seeing part of the true questioning of this vil little attention seeking work!!! Go find the complete video of Rand Paul questioning him!!

    JoeyJoJoJr0 says:

    I remember when he was attacked by BLM/Antifa in downtown Washington DC after leaving an RNC speech

    gap949 says:

    Yes…he should get a medal !

    Peter Plotts says:

    Yes, I do and I also remember how funny some people thought it was.

    Anthony Puzyn says:

    This dude just says any lie when answering , been caught in several lies. Still no repercussions. Why even ask them?

    Secondary Containment says:

    Record of lies?

    danny cervantez says:

    When your mom finds the pictures, text messages, and family friends saying you were at a party last weekend when you told her you wouldn’t go. Just keep on denying and telling her she has no idea what she is talking about.

    Brad Lowe says:

    All Fauci did was send these assphat clown faces research articles that debunked their claims he hardly shut anybody down

    geroge Miller says:

    Dr Fauci, why don’t you just stay in a nursing home where it should be suit you better and safer?

    Secondary Containment says:

    Why cant fauci answer any of the questions with a “yes” or a “no”?

    Emery Myers says:

    WTF? Trump supporter.

    Dan E says:

    @Emery Myers no person asking a legitimate question. stop with TDS

    Goat Rock hunters says:

    Can’t wait to watch this clown go to prison. Gonna be most excellent!!

    The people speak says:

    When they say CBS, they mean it.

    ᄋᄆᄋ ᄆᄋᄆ says:

    Can we get to the point why he’s getting death threats. It’s like a when a person stealing something and swing why I’m going to jail with a straight face.

    Peter M says:

    Get cleared up what Fauci and Collins did iin Wuhan, so we hav that sorted out first, mainstream media should start doing journalism

    M E says:

    Lets go Fauci!

    Golden Pineapple says:

    What Fauci did to those beagles and a lot of innocent people, he deserves so much worse. Good on Rand Paul

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