It seems that senator Rand Paul is getting some backlash after his latest move. Check out the new reports below in order to find out what exactly happened.
The other day, it’s been revealed that Paul introduced a measure that would eliminate the position held by Dr. Anthony Fauci as head of the Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID).
Paul’s amendment is designed to take central power away from the head of that organization, and it would divide NIAID into three distinct research facilities.
“Paul’s amendment would reorganize NIAID by breaking it down into three separate national research institutes, all with their own director, including the National Institute of Allergic Diseases, the National Institute of Infectious Diseases, and the National Institute of Immunologic Diseases.”
This is what Fox News reported throwing shade at Paul. Keep reading to find out more details.
But another important issue the amendment addresses, Paul said, was the fact that “it removes sole power and discretion for enacting public policy from the hands of just one person.”
‘FAR TOO MUCH POWER’: Sen. @RandPaul blasts Dr. Fauci, introduces amendment to eliminate his position and prevent others from becoming health ‘dictators-in-chief.’ https://t.co/dEr9Flizvg pic.twitter.com/8hbqrQEJY7
— Fox News (@FoxNews) March 14, 2022
“We’ve learned a lot over the past two years, but one lesson, in particular, is that no one person should be deemed ‘dictator-in-chief,’” Paul said.
He added the following:
“No one person should have unilateral authority to make decisions for millions of Americans.”
He continued and said this:
“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.”
But it’s also important to note the fact that Paul explained the need for him to have this amendment in a piece that he published on Monday. You can check it out here.