Americans have been waiting for nearly two years for a true investigation into the origins of COVID-19 and the response by federal authorities.
Any investigations that have been done are completely ignoring potential failures in leadership or wrongdoings by the NIH.
But Anthony Fauci said two words about impending Congressional investigations that could put him in the crosshairs of investigators.
Republicans are taking control of the House and that means investigations
Anthony Fauci led the nation in response to the coronavirus pandemic and many questioned his methods and his qualifications.
The deeper the country went into heavy-handed lockdowns, mask mandates, and eventually vaccine mandates – the more skeptical people became about the threat from the virus itself.
Now one of the most important questions to answer is where the virus came from.
Now Republicans are taking back the House of Representatives and with it the power to investigate.
Rep James Comer, who is already a ranking member on the House Oversight and Reform committee, promised to investigate Dr. Fauci regardless of his position in the federal government.
Comer says members of Congress “want to get to the bottom of the origination of COVID-19.”
He says that they “believe that Dr. Fauci and Dr. Collins took steps to hinder investigations early on.”
Fauci says “no problem” because he has “nothing to hide”
Comer further accused the officials at the NIH of not being “honest with how they’ve spent a lot of tax dollars, especially when they went to the Wuhan lab.”
These are pretty tall accusations and frankly things that many Americans have been wondering about.
Fauci who has been long known for his hubris had two words to say about Congressional investigations.
According to Fauci he will gladly face the subpoena from any committee.
He claims he has “nothing to hide” and he would be able to “defend everything we’ve done.”
Fauci doesn’t see the problem with funneling taxpayer dollars to a lab that was working on expanding the function of coronaviruses in a lab, even though it could have been the cause of a global crisis larger than anything in nearly a century.
He’s still standing firm on his claim that he and the NIH didn’t do anything that qualified as “gain of function research.”
Rand Paul has been leading the charge and previously accused Fauci of lying to Congress
Senator Rand Paul has accused Fauci multiple times of lying to Congress about the studies that have been done in the Wuhan lab.
In an exchange during Senate hearings earlier this year, Paul gave Fauci the opportunity of retracting the statement that “the NIH has not ever and does not now fund gain of function research in the Wuhan Institute of Virology.”
During that hearing Paul presented evidence that “gain of function research was done entirely in the Wuhan institute by Dr. Shi and was funded by the NIH.”
Fauci responded that Senator Paul “didn’t know what he was talking about” and that the paper he presented had been “judged by qualified staff up and down the chain as not being gain of function.”
Americans are waiting for the House Republicans to take the reins.
The walls are closing in on Fauci.
Patriot Political will keep you up-to-date on any developments to this ongoing story.