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So much for transparency.
Democrats refuse to provide Americans with the U.S. intel surrounding the origins of the COVID-19 virus, despite suffering through a global pandemic and crushing the economy.
The House of Representatives voted 216 to 207 to block consideration of a bill that would require the Director of National Intelligence to declassify information related to the origins of the Wuhan coronavirus pandemic.
More specifically, Americans want to receive information about any role the Wuhan Institute of Virology may have played in the pandemic’s outbreak.
This information has been widely censored by left-wing “fact-checkers” on social media, including Facebook removing our published content during 2020 about the possible role played by the Wuhan Institute of Virology in China.
Earlier this year in May, the U.S. Senate unanimously passed the COVID-19 Origin Act, which was introduced by Josh Hawley (R-MO) and Mike Braun (R-IN).
However, liberal Democrats won’t let the bill go any further.
Watch the clip:
FLOOR ALERT: @HouseDemocrats blocked @HouseGOP requests to declassify intelligence on the origins of COVID-19 & #ChineseCommunistParty's subsequent cover-up. The Senate UNANIMOUSLY passed the bill 5⃣5⃣ days ago…what is the Speaker afraid of? #HoldChinaAccountable pic.twitter.com/uOzbadQ41q
— House Rules Republicans (@RulesReps) July 20, 2021
More from Townhall:
Rep. Michael Burgess (R-TX) brought the COVID-19 Origin Act to the House floor for consideration with Reps. Brad Wenstrup (R-OH) and Darin LaHood (R-IL) explaining its importance shortly before Democrats voted down the measure Tuesday night.
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“The best disinfectant is sunlight and that’s what we can provide today,” Wenstrup explained of the COVID-19 Origin Act. “The bill first establishes that we must identify the precise origins of COVID-19 because it is critical for preventing a similar pandemic in the future.”
“I cannot stress enough that this bill is not controversial by any means,” Wenstrup continued. “In fact, it passed the Senate in May with unanimous consent — not one senator objected. Not Senators Ted Cruz or Rand Paul, not Bernie Sanders or Elizabeth Warren. If those four members can get on board with this bill, should not we be able to do the same?”
I joined @RepBradWenstrup to request consideration of legislation to declassify the intelligence related to COVID-19 origins & hold China accountable – a bill the Senate unanimously passed. Americans deserve full transparency about COVID-19 origins, but Dems blocked our request. pic.twitter.com/4N2p57f7yd
— Darin LaHood (@RepLaHood) July 20, 2021
TRENDING 👇 Biden Admits That He Wants to Ban Handguns
Yes, Joe Biden admitted the unthinkable.
During the CNN town hall event, Biden said he is “continuing to push” for a ban on weapons that can fire multiple rounds, including handguns.“I’m the only guy that ever got — passed legislation when I was a senator to make sure we eliminated assault weapons,” Biden said.
He continued, “The idea you need a weapon that can have the ability to fire 20, 30, 40, 50, 120 shots from that weapon, whether it’s a, whether it’s a 9mm pistol or whether it’s a rifle, is ridiculous.” For those unfamiliar, a “9mm pistol” is a handgun that Biden clearly states he would “eliminate” as a weapon if it has “the ability to fire 20, 30, 40, 50, 120 shots from that weapon.”
Watch for yourself:
Biden: “Whether it’s a nine millimeter pistol or whether it’s a rifle, is ridiculous. I’m continuing to push the elimination of a sale of those things. But I’m not likely to get that done in the near term.”
He wants to ban hand guns. A complete demolition of the 2nd Amendment. pic.twitter.com/LeV8yCW9zO
— DaybreakInsider (@DaybreakInsider) July 22, 2021
It’s always hilarious to hear liberals talk about guns until you realize that they’re being dead serious.