Former Republican Texas Rep. Ron Paul called for President Donald Trump to fire his top coronavirus adviser, Dr. Anthony Fauci.
The two-time Republican presidential candidate said on his show Thursday that if Trump doesn’t fire Fauci, “the people have to fire him” instead. (RELATED: FLASHBACK: Jan. 21: Fauci Says Coronavirus ‘Not A Major Threat’ To U.S.)
“He should be fired, but if you don’t do it in the literal sense, the people have to fire him,” Paul said. “They have to fire him by saying ‘he’s a fraud.'”
Paul accused Fauci of wanting “total control” over the American people. (RELATED: People Are Starting To Question The Accuracy Of The White House’s Coronavirus Story)
“The plan that they have is when things are getting back to normal, people can return to their work, and they do things, and go to the golf course if they get a stamp of approval,” Paul said. “Your liberties are there if you get a proper stamp from the government.”
“It’s an excuse to have total control over the people,” Paul continued.
Fauci Should Be Fired
If Not By Trump, Then By The American People
— Ron Paul (@RonPaul) April 9, 2020
Paul, who is a doctor, previously called the coronavirus “a big hoax” that the government is using to take away people’s rights.
“People should ask themselves whether this coronavirus ‘pandemic’ could be a big hoax, with the actual danger of the disease massively exaggerated by those who seek to profit — financially or politically — from the ensuing panic,” Paul wrote last month.
Paul’s less recent comments came under further scrutiny after his son Rand, a Republican from Kentucky, became the first, and so far only, member of the U.S. Senate to test positive for the virus.