According to Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY), the only reason the medical and scientific community refuses to study the possible use of the livestock deworming drug Invermectin as a possible treatment for COVID-19 is because they’re “hate Trump” and are letting their animosity stand in the way of research.

According to the Cincinnati Enquirer, Paul spoke to a group of about 60 people at the Cold Spring City Council chambers on Friday and called for more research on Ivermectin, which has not been shown to have any value as a way to treat coronavirus in humans:

“The hatred for Trump deranged these people so much, that they’re unwilling to objectively study it. So someone like me that’s in the middle on it, I can’t tell you because they will not study ivermectin. They will not study hydroxychloroquine without the taint of their hatred for Donald Trump.”

However, the Kentucky senator is wrong about hydroxychloroquine.

In April, the World Health Organization (WHO) reported that based on research from six clinical trials, it had determined that  hydroxychloroquine “had little or no effect on preventing illness, hospitalization or death from COVID-19.”

Paul also slammed vaccine and mask mandates, even though the COVID-19 vaccine has been proven incredibly effective at controlling the disease and minimizing the severity of the virus if a person does contract the virus after having been fully vaccinated.

But the senator attempted to have it both ways, insisting that he was in “the middle ground” on vaccines:

“CNN invites me on all the time. They have announcers calling me an ‘ass’ on TV. Then they have doctors saying I’m thoroughly anti-vaccine. You heard me, I’m not against the vaccine. I’ve already recommended if you’re at risk to take it…It’s still your choice if its a free country.”

One would think that a doctor (Paul is an ophthalmologist) wouldn’t be so wishy-washy when it comes to vaccines if he truly believed they serve a purpose when it comes to helping prevent the spread of a virus that has already killed some 636,000 Americans and is filling hospitals to the breaking point as new infections rise in states such as Alabama, Florida, and Texas and the deadly Delta variant of COVID wreaks havoc.

Instead, Sen. Paul is advocating for snake oil “remedies” that haven’t even proven safe for human consumption.

Featured Image Via Screenshot