"This week, I've had five death threats just for being outspoken on it," Paul said, adding "I don't know what the world's coming to, you can't ask honest, difficult questions that in the end have proved out that Dr. Fauci was not being honest with us."
Paul continued "As a repercussion, my family had white powder sent to our house, and five death threats phoned in."
Undeterred by the threats, Paul said Friday "There's been no more prominent scientist in favor of gain-of-function research than Dr. Fauci," adding "He still hasn't backed off of that position. He still believes that it's OK to take animal viruses and make them into super-viruses to infect humans. Even if a pandemic should occur, he says the research is worth it."