On Tuesday’s episode of his CNN show, host Don Lemon complained about Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) as he reacted to the Republican’s fiery exchange with the Chief Medical Advisor of the White House, Dr. Anthony Fauci, on Federal Funding for Research into Office.

Needless to say, Lemon didn’t side with Paul in this situation.

Backstory: Rand Paul throws with Fauci: “You know lying to Congress is a crime”

The lemon is extinguished

“[T]Misinformation continues to spread, even – or especially on Capitol Hill. This is where the Delta variant was detected, prompting the Capitol doctor to urge members to get vaccinated and consider masking, ”Lemon said.

“As one of the main vaccine deniers Senator Rand Paul, well, he tried to make Dr.Anthony Fauci his personal punching bag today as they clashed over the false claims of the senator that the National Institutes of Health somehow played a role in funding the research that led to the origins of the pandemic and Dr. Fauci certainly did not have it, ”he added.

Lemon then played a snippet of the exchange before continuing his rant.

The double lemon

“What’s wrong with Rand Paul?” Seriously, ”Lemon continued. “I know that’s what you are thinking at home. Because I think the same. What’s wrong with him? What is he trying to prove?

“There’s nothing to prove there, and he continues to embarrass himself,” Lemon concluded. “Rand Paul, stop it. You look like an idiot. The lie, the misinformation, that’s why we can’t bridge the political divide even though our lives are at stake, and you still have people acting like Rand Paul.

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Paul sends a brutal message to Fauci

Paul continued Fox news Tuesday night to say he will send a letter to the Justice Department requesting a criminal investigation of Dr.Anthony Fauci.

“I will send a letter to the Justice Department requesting a criminal referral because he lied to Congress,” Paul said. “We have scientists who lined up by the dozen to say that the research he was funding was a payoff.”

“He is doing this because he has a personal interest in covering up his issue and covering up his connection with the Wuhan lab,” he added.

This play was written by James Samson on July 21, 2021. It originally appeared in LifeZette and is used with permission.

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