Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul on Tuesday grilled Dr. Anthony Fauci
“It is a fatal conceit to believe any one person or small group of people has the knowledge necessary to direct an economy or dictate public health behavior. I think government experts need to show caution in their prognostications,”
Sen. Paul we on to say, “We shouldn’t presume that a group of experts somehow knows what’s best for everyone. Only decentralized power and decision-making based on millions of individualized situations can arrive at what risk and behaviors each individual will choose. That’s what America was founded on, not a herd with Washington telling us what to do and like sheep we blindly follow.”
Sen. Paul then directed his comments and question towards the opening of school in the fall as he posted on Twitter stating:
Today in the HELP hearing on COVID-19 with Dr. Fauci I forced him to admit that we MUST get kids back to school. pic.twitter.com/gDFWRjKz2y
— Senator Rand Paul (@RandPaul) June 30, 2020
Recently, the American Academy of Pediatrics released a statement noting the Academy “strongly advocates that all policy considerations for the coming school year should start with a goal of having students physically present in school.”
In early May, Paul and Fauci sparred over similar topics regarding the low rates of coronavirus deaths in children. Then, Sen. Paul made the case for reopening schools while dismissing the models that had been inaccurate up until that point.