Senator Rand Paul (R-Ky.) said that "misinformation" could be a "great tactic" during a speech to a group of medical school students in 2013.
In a video shared to Twitter by epidemiologist Eric Feigl-Ding on Wednesday, the Kentucky Republican can be seen telling students that "misinformation works" during an Aug. 22, 2013, lecture at the University of Louisville School of Medicine.
A student asked Paul, who worked as an ophthalmologist for many years before entering politics, for advice on taking a midterm exam.
Paul responded by recalling his own college strategy of using misinformation to "trick" fellow students that he viewed as "opponents.".
"I never ever cheated and I don't condone cheating, but I would sometimes spread misinformation," the then first-term senator said during the lecture.
2) Sickening is that @RandPaul once told a room full of students that “misinformation works”.
While Paul and Fauci had clashed over the virus during many similar hearings, on Tuesday Fauci accused the senator of attacking him for "political gain." »