"I would say we don’t know for certain [where the virus came from], but I would say what Dr. Fauci said yesterday was verifiably false," Paul said. "He said no NIH money went to the Wuhan Institute for gain of function. Well, the main doctor there, the one they call the bat scientist or the bat woman... wrote a paper that MIT scientists have looked at that they said was gain of function -- meaning juicing up these viruses to make them very potent and infect humans. She wrote this paper and, in the paper, acknowledged her funding came from Dr. Fauci’s group, the NIAID, which is part of NIH. So, he is verifiably telling you something that is not true."
"In the grant application... it says it is for gain of function... So, Dr. Fauci came to Congress yesterday and lied," Paul said. "We can’t prove the virus came from the lab. I’m not saying it did. I’m saying there is very much suspicious evidence that it might have."
"He's worried about culpability," Paul suggested.