Sen. Rand Paul kept interrupting Dr. Anthony Fauci over the veracity of COVID booster shots for children and teenagers and royalty payments to National Institutes of Health associates.
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Video of the Week – June 18, 2022
Tweet of the Week – January 22, 2022
Kentucky U.S. Senate candidate Charles Booker responding to a Tweet by Sen. Rand Paul
Best Quotes of the Week – January 15, 2022
“A turning point in this nation’s history.”
President Joe Biden, describing the upcoming consideration of voting-rights bills in Congress
Biden added, “Will we choose democracy over autocracy, light over shadows, justice over injustice?”
“The last time we had a committee, [Senator Paul] was accusing me of being responsible for the death of four to five million people, which is really irresponsible. And I say, ‘Why is he doing that?’ There are two reasons that’s really bad. The first is it distracts from what we’re all trying to do here today, is get our arms around the epidemic and the pandemic that we’re dealing with, not something imaginary. Number two — what happens when he gets out and accuses me of things that are completely untrue is that all of a sudden, that kindles the crazies out there and I have…threats upon my life, harassment of my family…with obscene phone calls because people are lying about me. Now I guess you could say, well, that’s the way it goes, I can take the hit. Well, it makes a difference, because as some of you may know, just about three or four weeks ago on December 21st, a person was arrested who was on their way from Sacramento to Washington, D.C., at a speed stop in Iowa…The police asked him where he was going, and he was going to Washington, D.C. to kill Dr. Fauci. And they found in his car an AR-15, and multiple magazines of ammunition, because he thinks that maybe I’m killing people.”
Dr. Anthony Fauci, during a hostile exchange with Sen. Rand Paul at a U.S. Senate hearing on the ongoing battle over COVID-19 restrictions, mask mandates and vaccines
Fauci added (while holding up a printout of Paul’s website), “So I ask myself, ‘Why would Senator [Rand Paul] want to do this?’ So, go to Rand Paul’s website, and you see ‘Fire Dr. Fauci’ with a little box that says, ‘Contribute here.’ You can do $5, $10, $20, $100. So you are making a catastrophic epidemic for your political gain.”
“Somebody with the degree and the seriousness of the psychological disorders he has does not get better without any kind of therapeutic intervention.”
Mary Trump, about her infamous uncle, Donald Trump
Regarding his loss in the 2020 presidential election, Mary noted, “He probably suffered the greatest narcissistic injury of his life in 2020. And regardless of how many lies he tells himself or other people, he is a loser. But it will certainly start to peel people away from him. Not the cult. But the 74 million people who voted for him weren’t all in the cult. They just don’t pay attention.”
From the “Who Gives a Damn” Files – January 8, 2022
“I have come to the realization that my relationship with YouTube is dysfunctional.”
Sen. Rand Paul, announcing he will stop posting videos on the popular platform
Paul dubbed it part of his “exodus from Big Tech” and has accused YouTube of partisan censorship.
Worst Quotes of the Week – May 29, 2021
“[It] shows that she was comparing the pre-Holocaust period in Nazi Germany to some aspects of America today, specifically, she was noting how history has shown us that certain countries and regimes have indeed separated people into second class citizens. In essence, she was saying that Jews were branded as second class citizens back then with a gold star, and today we were also seeing a branding and division of people between the vaccinated, and the unvaccinated – two classes of people. That was the point she made look she wasn’t coming from a place of hate.”
David Brody, a Christian Broadcasting Network commentator, expressing support for comments made by Rep. Marjorie Taylor-Greene about mask mandates
Sen. Rand Paul and wife Kelley
“I have been targeted multiple times now. It is reprehensible that Twitter allows C-list celebrities to advocate for violence against me and my family!”
Sen. Rand Paul, declaring that singer Richard Marx is behind a mysterious package left on his doorstep
The package contained white powder and a threatening note. Paul was referring to a recent Tweet by Marx stating: “I’ll say it again: If I ever meet Rand Paul’s neighbor I’m going to hug him and buy him as many drinks as he can consume.” That, in turn, refers to a 2017 incident between Paul and one of his neighbors that turned violence.
The FBI is investigating the package, but there’s no proof Marx had anything to do with it.
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Tweets of the Week – December 5, 2020
Blow was responding to this tweet by Lauren Witzke, a former Republican U.S. Senate candidate:
In response, Sen. Rand Paul said this:
They were both referring to a previous declaration by Dr. Anthony Fauci that schools should remain closed.
Worst Quotes of the Week – November 28, 2020
“The other legal theory they have, which is a potentially strong one, is that the computers, either fraudulently or by glitches, changed hundreds of thousands of votes. There, there are enough votes to make a difference, but I haven’t seen the evidence to support that. So, in one case, they don’t have the numbers. In another case, they don’t seem yet to have the evidence, maybe they do. I haven’t seen it. But the legal theory is there to support them if they have the numbers and they have the evidence.”
– Alan Dershowitz, a Donald Trump attorney, proposing different means to contest the 2020 presidential election
“The DC U.S. Attorney today confirmed to me that they will not pursue an investigation of who is funding the thugs who attacked my wife and me and sent a DC police officer to the hospital.”
– Sen. Rand Paul, responding to an announcement that his allegation of being attacked by a group of “paid anarchists” while walking back to his hotel this past August won’t be investigated
Worst Quotes of the Week – November 14, 2020
“Whistleblowers and tipsters should turn over their evidence to local law enforcement. Anyone who provides information that leads to an arrest and final conviction of voter fraud will be paid a minimum of $25,000.”
– Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick, offering $1 million from his own campaign to anyone anywhere in the U.S. who can prove voter fraud
Jim Clancy, former chairman of the Texas Ethics Commission, said handing out large sums of reward money may be improper if it’s being used to help prove Trump’s baseless claims of voter fraud.
Pennsylvania Lt. Gov. John Fetterman had this response:
“Let me tell you something. Every Christian, every pastor out there that voted for Joe Biden last night, you have brought a curse upon yourself and your family, your children, and your children’s children down to the third and fourth generation, and you need to repent. You cannot call yourself a Christian and call yourself a [Democrat] and vote for Biden. You are implementing the dark agenda. Satan’s agenda. The kingdom of darkness. You are not supporting the kingdom of God. And if you cannot see that, if you do not repent, judgment will fall upon you, I believe, and your family and your children’s children down the third and fourth generation.”
– Mark Taylor, QAnon conspiracy theorist and self-described “firefighter prophet”, on Christians who voted for Joe Biden
“We have 11 million people in our country who have already had COVID. We should tell them to celebrate. We should tell them to throw away their masks, go to restaurants, live again because these people are now immune. But Dr. Fauci doesn’t want to admit to any of that. Dr. Fauci’s like, ‘Oh, woe is me.’ Until the election occurs, and now, maybe he’ll be changing his attitude.”
– Sen. Rand Paul, encouraging Americans to get rid of their face masks
“You can’t say that marriage is a union between one man and one woman. Until very recently, that’s what the vast majority of Americans thought. Now it’s considered bigotry. That this would happen after our decision in Obergefell should not have come as a surprise. Yes, the opinion of the court included words meant to calm the fears of those who cling to traditional views of marriage. But I could see, and so did the other justices in dissent, where the decision would lead.”
– Associate U.S. Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito, about the landmark same-sex marriage case, in a speech to the Federalist Society
Alito noted that such cases are tantamount to the oppression of religious liberties.
Best Quotes of the Week – September 26, 2020
“You are not listening to what the director of the CDC said. If you believe that 22% is herd immunity, I believe you’re alone in that.”
– Dr. Anthony Fauci, to Sen. Rand Paul during a Senate hearing on COVID-19
“There’s absolutely no evidence that having a cold from a coronavirus in the past does anything to protect us. If it did, we wouldn’t have the epidemic we’re having right now.”
– Dr. Michael Saag, associate dean for global health at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, to NBC News.
“I hope that you and the President don’t dislocate your shoulders patting yourselves on the back saying good job. We are 4% of the world’s population. We’re 22% of the world’s deaths. You bragged about the economy growing so fast – your words. Our unemployment is significantly higher than Germany’s; significantly higher than France’s; twice what Taiwan’s is; almost 3x what South Korea and Japan’s is; much higher than Australia; twice what Britain’s rate is; twice what New Zealand’s rate is. I mean I know you think the economy is doing well. But, if you’re talking to your wealthy friends on Wall Street…but things are pretty bad for most working Americans. They’re going to get worse unless you come up with a real package.”
– Sen. Sherrod Brown, reacting to U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin’s statement regarding U.S. economic response to the COVID-19 pandemic
Mnuchin had said, “I think we’ve made tremendous progress on testing.”
“When you have a president without shame, backed by a party without spine, amplified by a network without integrity, and by social networks that are marinated in conspiracy theories, behind whom are a lot of armed people — if you are not frightened by this, you are not paying attention.”
– Thomas Friedman, commenting on Trump’s open refusal to concede if he loses the election, on CNN
Friedman also stated the U.S. is on the verge of a “potential second civil war” if Trump’s insinuations aren’t taken seriously.