Sen Rand Paul (R-KY) isn’t a fan of our nation’s top infectious diseases expert. The Kentucky Republican isn’t a fan of any expert for that matter, or even science, amid the raging pandemic that has gripped the United States. So, Paul took a minute to berate Dr. Anthony Fauci for not being more optimistic over the pandemic that has killed more than one hundred and twenty-thousand Americans.
Paul said, “We just need more optimism,” when in reality, what Americans need are facts, something that’s been lacking from the president. While speaking to lawmakers on the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee, Rand argued against taking advice from experts, then told Fauci that he wasn’t optimistic enough.
Rand Paul criticized Dr. Fauci for not providing more “optimism” and for being “presumptuous” — and Fauci wasn’t really having it pic.twitter.com/2yEoZKrVYW
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) June 30, 2020
Social media users captured Fauci’s facial expression at one point when Rand was talking.
Live picture of Dr. Fauci understanding Rand Paul’s neighbor’s behavior. pic.twitter.com/DiInS9CooU
— Mystery Solvent (@MysterySolvent) June 30, 2020
We are all Rand Paul’s next-door neighbor now.
Rand Paul’s neighbor waiting for him to return back from the Senate hearing: pic.twitter.com/gqzTAMMOSw
— TheOracle (@jordaneskXXIII) June 30, 2020
Fauci is just trying to remember the neighbors phone number .
— Susan Newmark (@Susannewmark1) June 30, 2020
Ooooo. When my mother gave me that look, I ran like Hell.
— Susan, Kind but Honest (@kind_honest) June 30, 2020
“I need his neighbor’s phone number.” pic.twitter.com/ni69zU7P91
— Kim Jong Orangina (@KimJongOrangina) June 30, 2020
Dr. Fauci wants to smack Rand Paul right now….or worse. But he’s controlling himself. pic.twitter.com/TqoqaxJ4f0
— Kim ☮️ (@Blacklace40) June 30, 2020
Rand’s diatribe angered Twitter users.
Fuck Rand Paul.
Celebrate Rand Paul’s neighbor.
— Tony Posnanski (@tonyposnanski) June 30, 2020
If Rand Paul doesn’t trust the advice of doctors, he shouldn’t have gone to one after his neighbor kicked his ass.
— Nick Jack Pappas (@Pappiness) June 30, 2020
Rand Paul wondering aloud why Dr. Fauci can’t give us more happy, sunshine-filled news about the coronavirus instead of having to be so damn life-saving sciencey all the time. pic.twitter.com/krij4bTdtD
— BrooklynDad_Defiant! (@mmpadellan) June 30, 2020
“We shouldn’t presume that a group of experts somehow knows what’s best for everyone,” Rand Paul said — and that should be used as an ad against re-electing the covidiot.
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