(The Center Square)
Republicans erupted in outrage after the Biden administration admitted over the weekend that the Wuhan lab was the most likely source of COVID-19, the same lab taxpayers have funded for years.
The Wall Street Journal first reported that a classified briefing from the U.S. Energy Department to the White House and key members of Congress confirmed that the Wuhan research lab is the most likely origin source of COVID-19.
“This report affirms our belief that the substantial circumstantial evidence favors COVID-19 emerging from a research-related incident,” U.S. House Energy and Commerce Committee Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers, R-Wash., Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations Chair Morgan Griffith, R-Va., and Subcommittee on Health Chair Brett Guthrie, R-Ky., said in a joint statement.
“These revelations also further strengthen the need to uncover why high-ranking government officials, with help from Big Tech and the media, sought early on to silence any debate into a plausible theory of a lab incident while the Chinese Communist Party stonewalled investigations by the global scientific community,” they added.
Related: U.S. Energy Department Says COVID-19 Likely Came From Chinese Lab
The Republicans vowed to dig into the matter.
“The American people deserve answers if we are to restore trust in our public health agencies and be better prepared for possible future pandemics,” the Republicans said. “Our committee, in coordination with others in the House Republican Conference, will continue to push for the truth.”
The Biden administration’s admission comes after Republicans were roundly mocked by other lawmakers and the media during the pandemic for making the same assertion.
In 2020, the Associated Press called the idea a “myth.” The same year, The New York Times called it a “conspiracy theory,” and The Washington Post called it a “fringe theory.”
The Washington Post wrote an article in February 2020 blasting U.S. Sen. Tom Cotton, R-Ark., for pushing that “fringe theory.”
“Earlier versions of this story and its headline inaccurately characterized comments by Sen. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) regarding the origins of the coronavirus,” the publication said in a later correction to their story. “The term ‘debunked’ and The Post’s use of ‘conspiracy theory’ have been removed because, then as now, there was no determination about the origins of the virus.”
Cotton posted WSJ’s story to Twitter with a short message.
“Well, well, well….,” he wrote.
Related: Senator Ted Cruz Calls Out Washington Post Fact-Checker Over China Lab Leak Theory After New Report Indicates it to be True
Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., said the documents behind this story should be declassified. He and others have blasted Dr. Anthony Fauci, who repeatedly discouraged the idea that the the virus originated from a lab.
“Fauci knew this immediately but dismissed it because of funding for the Wuhan lab,” said Sen. Eric Schmitt, R-Mo. “We know what happened next – when Fauci spoke Big Tech censored. I exposed this collusion as AG and I’ll work to ensure this type of censorship never happens again.”
Syndicated with permission from The Center Square.
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NOW REPUBLICANS & DEMS (THOSE W/A BRAIN/HEART) NEED TO WITH HOLD EVERY DIME FROM CHINA (DEBT) IN WHICH AMERICA OWES BECAUSE OF ALL THE COVID DEATHS, INJURIES, BUSINESS LOST & CHILDREN DESTORYED W/THE SCHOOL CLOSURES & GO AFTER THE MAINSTREAM & SOCIAL MEDIA, as well as HOLLYWOOD & THOSE IN THE SENATOR/CONGRESS TO HOLD THEM ACCOUNTABLE FOR THEIR LIES "MAKE THEM ALL PAY"
There will never be trust in public health again. If they had been honest we could have found ways ton treat and save lives. The lies killed people and the Chinese government as well as our own should be held accountable for murder!
As we all suspected, China lied, WHO lied, Fauci lied, the Joe bama Admin lied and the msdnc news media/social media all lied to us. Not surprising these days. In fact, it is to be expected.
you forgot all of the above conspired to successfully silence and
target those who questioned and knew the truth turning corporate america
into a government censorship arm. It was all allowed to leagally happen
because of the smith -mundt modification of 2012 under the barry
administration. The truth speakers got fired, lost businesses, lost
medical licenses, and lost money- there needs to be restitution and
justice. Not just "outrage" from the GOP.
There's a sizeable segment of society that's known that from the get-go. The slings and arrows from the left and their media never made a dent.
The single most damning evidence lies in the genome - publicised very early on before the "Pandemic" exploded. It is :-
CCU - CGG - CGG - GCA
The centre two combination ( CGG - CGG ) identify the virus as LABORATORY MADE !
This is SIMPLE SCIENCE FACT.
Have a nice day Tony Fauci ( your lot paid for it at WUHAN Inst of Virology so you should know ! )
I'm truly surprised ... not at the news ... not at the coverup ... but that the Biden Administration actually published this report ...
Put fauci in prison