A new poll shows that most people agree that Anthony Fauci, the former director for the National Institutes of Health (NIH), lied to Americans, according to The National Pulse. Data from Rasmussen shows that 39 percent of likely U.S. voters believe that Fauci was being truthful when talking about the federal government’s role in gain-of-function research. Contrarily, 47 percent think that Fauci was being dishonest. 15 percent were uncertain.
The number includes 67 percent of Republicans and just 25 percent of Democrats believing Fauci lied. Most respondents, at 66 percent, believe that something was being covered up. Even 54 percent Democrats concurred with 77 percent of Republicans in saying that a cover up was most likely.
Respondents were then asked whether they agree with the statement, “China lied. Fauci lied. People died.” The quote was reportedly used by Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene. 60 percent agreed with the statement, which included 45 percent of Democrats and 76 percent of Republicans. 32 percent disagreed with the statement, which included 44 percent of Democrats and just 20 percent of Republicans.
Fauci announced his resignation last year but Sen. Rand Paul is demanding to know whether he is still receiving a paycheck, according to Fox News. Paul speculates that Fauci may be fulfilling another role, noting that in various interviews with media outlets the former director would say that he was “not retiring” but going on to the “next chapter.”
Paul is uncertain if those statements meant he was ending his employment in the federal government. A source reportedly told Fox News that the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee was expecting to receive notification of Fauci’s security status after he left his position but added that the committee has not heard anything.
Paul is now calling on Health Secretary Xavier Becerra to fill everyone in on what is going on.