“One thing about freedom is, freedom doesn’t have to be practical or have a study to say why you should have to have freedom,” Paul said.
Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) joined “Tucker Carlson Tonight” on Friday to describe his tense exchange with Dr. Anthony Fauci during a congressional hearing earlier in the week.
During the Senate hearing, Paul had asked Fauci what the scientific justification was to wear two masks when one has already been vaccinated, even as new variants are supposedly appearing.
“There was no scientific evidence presented. There was Dr. Fauci’s opinion, his conjecture, that someday there might be a variant that escapes the control of the vaccine and becomes a pandemic and hospitalizes and kills people, but there’s no evidence that it has happened,” Paul told host Tucker Carlson. “He thinks it might happen, so you need to wear the mask until he is sure that things that might happen are not going to happen.”
“But see, the thing is Dr. Fauci is very blasé and unconcerned about liberty, but I think the burden should be on the government to prove it. If they want to dictate mine and your behavior, the burden is on them to present the evidence,” Paul said.
“So I said, is there evidence that some new variant, some new strain of COVID is now hospitalizing and killing hundreds or even thousands of people in the United States?” Paul continued. “And the evidence is zero. So I think the government when they tell you something like you should be six feet apart, or three feet apart — if they’re going to mandate this behavior that you can’t have anybody in the booth next to you in the restaurant when they mandate these behaviors, it’s incumbent upon them, the burden should be they have to show us the proof.”
Paul, a practicing physician, explained how nonsensical Fauci’s mask-wearing “theater” was when he was already vaccinated.
“There is no proof that when you’ve been vaccinated, or when you’ve gotten the disease naturally, that you are spreading it. If there were, it would be all over the news,” he said. “There are no news reports and no scientific studies saying that after vaccination, that there’s some sort of widespread contagion that people vaccinated are spreading the disease. It’s just not true.”
“What Fauci won’t tell you is that he is telling you a noble lie,” Paul added. “He’s lying to you because he doesn’t think we’re smart enough to make decisions.”
“One thing about freedom is, freedom doesn’t have to be practical or have a study to say why you should have to have freedom,” he said. “They need to study and scientific proof to show us why we shouldn’t have freedom. I shouldn’t have to prove that I want to be free and I want to be left alone in order to breathe the air.”