(Washington, DC) - There were some heated moments Tuesday as top U.S. health officials testified at a Senate health committee hearing as the nation grapples with a shortage of COVID testing kits and changing guidelines.
Kentucky Republican Rand Paul went after Dr. Anthony Fauci, accusing the nation's leading infectious disease expert of dismissing and attacking other scientists who disagree with him about COVID therapy treatments.
Fauci accused Senator Paul of "distorting everything" about him and inspiring death threats against him and his family. He pointed to the December arrest of a man accused of traveling from California to Washington, DC allegedly with the goal of killing him.
Dr. Fauci said what happens when Senator Paul makes accusations against him is that "all of a sudden, that kindles the crazies out there."
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