Republican Congressman Jim Jordan vowed that the House of Representatives would ‘definitely’ be opening an investigation into Dr. Anthony Fauci if the GOP wins a majority in the 2022 midterm elections.
As The Daily Wire reports:
When asked by Fox News host Maria Bartiromo if he was going to “investigate Anthony Fauci should you take the control in the majority of the House,” Jordan responded, “Yes. Yes, we definitely are.”
Jordan’s remarks came as a recent report indicated that top U.S. and British scientists reportedly thought that SARS-CoV-2, the coronavirus that causes COVID-19, likely escaped from a laboratory in Wuhan, China, but some were hesitant to let the debate play out in the media because they were concerned about “international harmony.”
“If the American people put us back in charge, we are definitely going to do this because we now know without a doubt that Dr. Fauci knew on Jan. 31 and Feb. 1 that this thing came from a lab,” Jordan claimed. “The top scientists in the country were saying it came from a lab. One scientist says we got the notes now from the conference call on February 1st. One scientist says, ‘I don’t see how this can happen in nature, but it would be easy to do in a lab.’”
“And yet just in a matter of days, they changed their position, write the article that appears in Nature of Medicine Magazine, which then gets cited in the now famous letter in The Lancet, which became the gospel for the fact that Fauci can go out and tell people it didn’t come from a lab when in fact they knew it did,” Jordan continued. “The interesting thing is. We point this out. We just learned this last week, the two doctors who were most adamant that this thing came from a lab early on: one is Dr. Kristian Anderson. On Jan. 31, 2020, he says this to Dr. Fauci in an email: ‘Virus looks engineered. Virus not consistent with evolutionary theory.’ So, he knew it came from a lab.”
Fauci has been a polarizing figures for both Republicans and Democrats since the beginning of the pandemic and has cultivated high profile critics, such as Senator Rand Paul.