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Fauci: “I will save lives and they will lie”

Fauci said the accusations were dangerous, not only to him, but to the scientific community.

“It’s easy to criticize, but they really criticize science because I represent science. It’s dangerous, ”he said. “For me, it’s more dangerous than the slingshots and arrows thrown at me. I won’t be here forever, but science will be here forever.

“I’m just going to do my job and I’m going to save lives and they are going to lie,” he added.

Fauci’s remarks were criticized not only by Cruz, but also by other Republican lawmakers such as Sens. Rand Paul (Ky.) And Tom Cotton (Ark.), Although the NIH argued that it had not provided money for such research. Cruz and Cotton pointed to an October letter highlighting specific grant funding from NIH that helped a certain aspect of coronavirus research in the lab to bolster their claim that Fauci lied.

When asked if the recent accusations were a way for Republican lawmakers to use him as a scapegoat to deflect criticism of former President Donald Trump, Fauci said: “You have to be asleep to not understand the one -the.”

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