Six GOP senators voted to stop a new amendment this week that would have eliminated the director of the NIAID job role, which is currently held by Dr. Fauci.
The U.S. Senators voted on GOP member Rand Paul’s amendment to switch the NIAID role with three different national research institutes this week in Washington.
Republican lawmakers Susan Collins from Maine, Richard Burr from North Carolina, Bill Cassidy from Louisiana, RINO Mitt Romney from Utah, Lisa Murkowski from Alaska, and Jerry Moran from Kansas all voted against this amendment.
“We have learned a lot over the previous two years, but one lesson especially is that nobody should be ‘dictator-in-chief,’” Rand Paul when he put forward the amendment earlier this week, saying that, “Nobody should have the unilateral ability to make decisions for all Americans.”
“This will force oversight and accountability into a taxpayer funded role that has mostly abused its power, and has been behind a lot of misinformation and failures during the coronavirus pandemic,” the senator said.
Fauci and Paul have repeatedly argued in the Senate about Fauci’s obsession with restricting the American public throughout the covid pandemic, and the Kentucky GOP member has asked many times for Fauci to be removed from his role.
Paul has also pledged to launch a new investigation into Fauci’s work if Republicans take back the U.S. Congress.
“I will lead one committee, and we will subpoena him to bring him in,” he stated in November. “We will use subpoena power to bring in his legal documents and we’ll find the truth. We will get to the source of where the virus began. We will subpoena him for all this information.”
The Senate enacted a resolution, spearheaded by Rand Paul, to cancel the mask mandate for public transportation this week.
While Dems voted in favor of Rand Paul’s resolution, according to conservative news outlet The Daily Caller, Mitt Romney was the only GOP member to vote against it.
Paul had also pledged last week to get a vote in mid-March to end “unscientific” mandates on public transportation and planes.
“Apparently our government does not want to give up its power and wants to extend the mask mandate on public transportation and planes,” tweeted the GOP senator. “Not while I’m here! I will force a vote next week to stop this unscientific mandate.”