(CBrief) – Republican Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul has taken another swipe at his arch nemesis, Anthony Fauci, claiming that the former head of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, is not really retired and is still working for the government. The senator appeared on Fox News on Wednesday and spoke to host Sean Hannity about what he says he found.

“There is a massive coverup going on and the lead in all of the coverup has been Fauci,” the senator said. “We now have information that he is still working for the government even though he says he is retired. It is my belief that he is worried about being indicted and so he continues to work so he will get legal protection under the federal government.”

“This is wrong on every level of it and we are going to get to the bottom of it. We are sending a letter to find out what the actual status of his employment is,” he said to the host.

“Is he retired? Is he still getting a federal detail? There is a lot of stuff going on, but at the top of every sort of concern we have it is Tony Fauci,” he said.


A week ago, Paul said that he believes Fauci weaponized the government to get people on board with dismissing the COVID lab leak theory.

“This guy weaponized the NIAD. He weaponized it to get his supporters,” the senator said. “At first, they said, ‘My goodness. It came from a lab.’ And then, all of a sudden, they changed their mind. They got more money. They got more grants.”

“He used that grant-making authority — who gets it — and he weaponized government to get what he wanted,” he said, “and that was the cover-up.”