Rand Paul Tells Fauci His Christmas Gathering of ’57 Strong’ Has Only One Requirement – And It’s Not Proof of Vaccination

Craig Bannister | December 10, 2021 | 3:08pm EST
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“Sorry, Tony,” physician and Senator Rand Paul (R-Ky.) told Biden Administration COVID czar Dr. Anthony after Fauci advised Americans hosting holiday celebrations to “require that people show evidence they are vaccinated.”

During an interview Tuesday with Washington Post Live, Dr. Fauci was asked about all the onerous coronavirus restrictions people are facing. “Well, yes, that is just the reality of the situation,” Fauci replied.

Still, people can host holiday get-togethers – as long as they require attendees to provide proof of vaccination, Fauci said. At the very least, guests should be required to attest to having been vaccinated, Fauci said:

“Well, yes, that is just the reality of the situation. I mean, one thing vaccinated people can feel comfortable--for example, let's take the holiday setting. You're with your family. You have grandparents and parents and children. When you get vaccinated and you have a vaccinated group and you are in an indoor setting, you can enjoy, as we have traditionally over the years, dinners and gatherings within the home with people who are vaccinated.

“And that's the reason why people should, if they invite people over [to] their home, essentially ask and maybe require, that people show evidence that they are vaccinated, or give their honest and good faith word that they have been vaccinated.”

On Thursday, Rep. Paul responded to Fauci’s advice by tweeting that he will host a Christmas celebration of “57 strong” and none of them will have to show proof of vaccination.

However, there will be one (and only one) requirement for attendance, Paul explained:

“Sorry Tony, at the Paul household Christmas (57 strong) the only requirement is having read the Constitution.”

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