Rand Paul unloaded on Dr. Anthony Fauci on May 12, 2020 during a Senate hearing where Senators grilled Fauci about the government’s response to the Wuhan virus.
Paul has been a major skeptic of many state governments’ handling of the pandemic. The Kentucky Senator called attention to the very uneven impact the virus has had across the nation.
Many journalists on Twitter were incensed by Paul’s remarks. Aaron Rupar of Vox covered one of Paul’s main objections to the government’s response.
Rand Paul: "In rural states we never really reached any sort of pandemic levels in Kentucky and other states … outside of New England, we've had a relatively benign course for this virus nationwide." (More than 81,000 Americans are dead.) pic.twitter.com/tQSZvU6gfx
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) May 12, 2020
Paul also brought up points about the negative impact of keeping kids at home and preventing them from going back to school.
News anchor Melissa Francis noted this:
Great point @RandPaul says keeping kids home from school will hurt low income children the most because they are less likely to have a parent at home helping them learn. Fauci responds that his recommendations are based on health not taking into account other harm.
— Melissa Francis (@MelissaAFrancis) May 12, 2020
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