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Can Fauci sue Sen. Paul?
« on: July 21, 2021, 01:49:05 PM »
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JohnSJ (78,578 posts)


Can rand paul be sued by libel and slander, for making unsupported charges without evidence
against Dr. Fauci, trying to damage Dr. Fauci's reputation, and exposing Dr. Fauci to public hatred, and posing a risk to Dr. Fauci and his families lives?

You mean like how Sen. Sanders can motivate mass shootings?

And then this idiot chimes in...

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2. Speech and Debate clause protects statements made on the Floor of the Senate

However the criminal referral if sent to the DOJ can be used in defamation case

Apparently I wasn't the only one smelling bullshit...

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17. I would love to see the precedent for that.

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Hekate (69,724 posts)

15. I'm sure Rand Paul would just love to have Dr Fauci tied up in court swatting away the lies while...

… RP smears him up one side and down the other in interviews and speeches.

Look at it that way. I’m not sure there’s a downside for RP.

You mean, just like the investigations, flimsy prosecutions, and impeachments involving Trump and those who work for him?

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Re: Can Fauci sue Sen. Paul?
« Reply #1 on: July 21, 2021, 02:34:05 PM »
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Can rand paul be sued by libel and slander, for making unsupported charges without evidence
against Dr. Fauci, trying to damage Dr. Fauci's reputation, and exposing Dr. Fauci to public hatred, and posing a risk to Dr. Fauci and his families lives?

1. No. Speech and Debate Clause.

2. No. Dr. Paul's statements about Fauci were true. In the US that is pretty much an absolute defense in a libel/slander lawsuit.

3. No. As a public figure, Fauci would find it almost impossible to win a libel/slander lawsuit.
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Re: Can Fauci sue Sen. Paul?
« Reply #2 on: July 21, 2021, 02:35:33 PM »
1. No. Speech and Debate Clause.

2. No. Dr. Paul's statements about Fauci were true. In the US that is pretty much an absolute defense in a libel/slander lawsuit.

3. No. As a public figure, Fauci would find it almost impossible to win a libel/slander lawsuit.

4. Hell no.

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Re: Can Fauci sue Sen. Paul?
« Reply #3 on: July 21, 2021, 02:42:36 PM »
There could be a masters thesis (is that term racist???) about how liberals don't understand the language they use to sound so important.
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