Republican Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) has introduced legislation to eliminate the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), formerly run by Dr. Anthony Fauci.
The bill, introduced with Rep. Chip Roy (R-TX), is titled the NIH Reform Act and it will replace Fauci’s fiefdom, the NIAID, with three separate national research institutes that would be led by directors subject to Senate confirmation and limited to no more than two 5-year terms.
The three new institutes would be the National Institute of Allergic Diseases, the National Institute of Infectious Diseases, and the National Institute of Immunologic Diseases.
“We’ve learned a lot over the past few years, but one lesson in particular is that no one person should be deemed ‘dictator-in-chief.’
“No one person should have unilateral authority to make decisions for millions of Americans.
“To ensure that ineffective, unscientific lockdowns and mandates are never foisted on the American people ever again, I’ve introduced this bill to eliminate Dr. Anthony Fauci’s previous position as Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases and divide the role 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.”
The American people need to know what the State Department is funding. Today I questioned Sec. Blinken on their involvement in COVID research. What is the State Department hiding? Why won’t they give these records to the American people? pic.twitter.com/7jkS5eOgTy
— Senator Rand Paul (@SenRandPaul) March 22, 2023
Senator Rand Paul on Exposes Fauci’s Conflict of Interest
“… telling us we need four vaccines, ear muffs, goggles, and three masks… But he’s also getting $400 million over there… If it came to the lab, and he funded the lab, do you think he’s not going to try to cover up the… pic.twitter.com/deE5HLSvVV
— UngaTheGreat (@UngaTheGreat) March 23, 2023
“From the earliest days of the pandemic, unaccountable public health bureaucracies proved themselves far more adept at ruining lives than saving them.
“Never again should a single individual, like Dr. Anthony Fauci, wield unchecked power and influence over the lives of the American people.
“Breaking up Dr. Fauci’s taxpayer funded bully pulpit into three separate agencies — and requiring Senate confirmation for all their future directors — is one of many actions necessary to allow the American people to hold public health agencies accountable.”
According to The Daily Caler, the legislation is cosponsored by Utah Sen. Mike Lee, Tennessee Sen. Marsha Blackburn, Indiana Sen. Mike Braun and Missouri Sen. Josh Hawley.