Paul keeps up complaints over handling of COVID-19 pandemic

GREENSBURG (Ky.) U.S. Senator Rand Paul complained bitterly Tuesday over the government's COVID-19 reaction, but did not single President Donald Trump out for blame. Instead, he accused Kentucky's governor, Dr. Anthony Fauci, of encroaching upon personal freedom.The libertarian-leaning Republican made a home state visit in Greensburg, Kentucky. He said that Americans should decide if they want to get vaccinated.Paul, an eye surgeon, said that we don't need anyone telling us what to do. I believe we have a lot of sense.Paul pointed out that the majority of people 65 years and older have had their vaccines administered to them. He said they decided it was in their best interests.He said that in a free society, each person makes these decisions for himself.Paul acknowledged Trump's role as a "big leader" in the Republican Party, but said that the GOP has many leaders. Paul dodged questions about whether he would seek the presidency again and said he was focusing on his bid for reelection in 2022.Paul's talk about individuality is coming as the Biden administration attempts to reach its COVID-19 vaccine goal. They send A-list officials across America, create ads for niche markets, and enlist community organizers to convince unvaccinated people.Paul began his broad-ranging remarks by referring to Fauci, Kentucky's Democratic governor and top government infectious-diseases specialist, as well as Andy Beshear, Kentucky's Democratic governor.Paul and Fauci have fought over whether masks are necessary after coronavirus vaccines became available. Also, about how COVID-19 was created. The senator said Tuesday to the rural GOP crowd that Fauci was too busy being political and elitist. He added: We were smart enough to make our decisions.Beshear was criticised for his restrictions on virus-related businesses which were lifted.Continue the storyKentucky's Supreme Court is currently reviewing a case regarding separation of powers. It stems from legislation passed by the GOP-dominated legislature to limit governor's executive power. After lawmakers overrode Beshear's vetoes on bills restricting his executive power, Beshear filed suit. Paul called it the most important case in the state's high court for decades.The senator stated Tuesday that if the court decides that the legislature cannot limit the governor's powers, then there will be a governor with unlimited power." It is extremely dangerous.Paul spoke after his speech and defended his past virus-related actions. Paul stated that he is asked more questions about Fauci's clashes than any other topic during meetings with Kentuckians.The senator said that he believed it was still very much present in people's minds. It was also the most restrictive restriction of freedom we have seen in a very long time. It is difficult to find a precedent for where the government has been so involved in our daily lives over many decades.Paul also criticised a push by liberal advocates for changing or eliminating the Senates filibuster regulations, saying that he was also against such efforts when Republicans were in control of the chamber.He said that we are in a danger zone up to the 2022 election. Furthermore, he stated that the removal of the filibuster would cause all manner of mischief by Democrats, including widespread voting via mail and confiscatory tax policy.He stated that it can be beneficial to have things move at a slower pace.Paul seeks a third term in the Senate next year. Charles Booker is a former Black state lawmaker and has been a prominent potential Democratic challenger. Paul did not mention Booker in Greensburg.Paul downplayed the possibility of a second run for the presidency 2024. In 2016, the Kentucky senator ran for White House, but his campaign was thwarted by Donald Trump.Paul stated Tuesday that he is focusing on his reelection campaign and that the GOP national political scene will be upended until Trump decides what he wants to do.When Paul was asked about his 2024 presidential bid, Paul replied that he thinks we should wait and see. "But it's not something I am actively considering, but this is my next step. I'm not thinking about that. To think about it, I would need to see an extraordinary series of events.Paul was asked if Trump is still the leader of the GOP national party. He replied: The Republican Party, which is a large party, has many leaders. Former President Trump is one such leader. It is not all-inclusive.