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Republican Rep. Jeff Van Drew of New Jersey is demanding answers from Dr. Anthony Fauci, the former chief medical advisor to President Biden.
Fauci is accused of lying repeatedly and spreading misinformation about the origins of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Van Drew argued that American taxpayer dollars were sent to the Chinese lab in Wuhan to fund research. This is where the virus is suspected of having been leaked.
Van Drew said, “We’re going to dig in the House of Representatives. The House really wants to know true answers.”
“These are some of the things we talked about even during the campaign. It’s enough. People are tired.”
“They want a government that tells them the truth. They want a government that works for them. We don’t work for the government. I hate to say it this way, but this is sick stuff.”
“It’s lies after lie, misinformation after misinformation. And it’s about time we crack this egg open and really find what’s actually going on.”
“What’s most hurtful, not only did the Chinese and we, and we know the real truth, poison the world and the United States, I mean, let’s just tell the truth. Hopefully, it was an accident. But not only did they do this, but they lied about it.”
“And we have an administration that doesn’t have the guts to go forward and get the truth out of them. And we paid for that part of it all. We paid for the damn lab.”
More on this story via Fox News:
The WSJ first reported that the DOE concluded that coronavirus likely spread due to an accidental leak at a Chinese laboratory. The outlet cited a classified intelligence report recently provided to the White House and key members of Congress.
People who read the classified report told the WSJ that the DOE ranked its conclusion at “low confidence,” while the FBI ranked its same conclusion in 2021 that the COVID-19 pandemic was the result of an accidental lab leak at “moderate confidence.”
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