Talking Points Memo reports:
Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) stood by the biting comments he made to top White House COVID-19 task force official Dr. Anthony Fauci about the doctor’s opinion that it would be premature to reopen the country right now.
Paul argued that “we really need to have competition among the experts,” pointing to British epidemiologist Neil Ferguson’s projection that 2.2 million people would die from COVID-19 as an example of a health professional offering faulty information.
“So we have to take with a grain of salt these experts and their prognostications,” the senator said.
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