Two House GOP leaders are calling on their Democrat colleagues to launch a “full and complete” investigation into the origins of the CCP virus.
The call came from House Minority Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.), who is the ranking member of the Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Crisis, and Rep. James Comer (R-Ky.), the top Republican on the House Oversight Committee.
The letter was addressed to James Clyburn (D-S.C.), chairman of the Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Crisis, and Carolyn Maloney (D-N.Y.), chairwoman of the House Oversight Committee.
The fact sheet also stated that the WIV researchers had been conducting experiments on bat coronavirus starting at least as far back as 2016.
“In light of new evidence [from the WSJ], and your ongoing refusal to acknowledge legitimate questions related to the CCP, we are writing to renew our long-standing request for a full investigation of China’s liability,” Scalise and Comer wrote.
“Repeatedly, we called for a full investigation to address those questions. Repeatedly, you ignored our requests,” they stated.
They continued: “The House Democrat majority’s refusal to follow the science, listen to the experts, and investigate the origins of COVID-19 raises serious questions about the credibility of the Select Subcommittee because we are uniquely positioned to find the truth, and seeking those answers is squarely within our mandated jurisdiction.”
In their letter, Scalise and Comer also quoted several senior Biden Administration officials, including Dr. Anthony Fauci, and how they also called for an “impartial investigation.”
“In short, there is evidence the CCP started the pandemic, covered it up, and is responsible for the deaths of almost 600,000 Americans and millions more worldwide,” Scalise and Comer concluded.
As of May 24, there were over 33.1 million infection cases in the United States, with over 590,530 deaths related to the virus, according to Johns Hopkins University. The global death toll now stands at over 3.47 million.
On Monday, the White House renewed its call for a “transparent” international investigation into the origins of the virus, during a press briefing by press secretary Jen Psaki. She added that there should be an “expert-driven evaluation of the pandemic’s origins that is free from interference or politicization.”
The call for an impartial international investigation also came from the Senate on Monday.
Cotton added: “The CCP needs to stop obstructing investigators, destroying evidence, and telling ridiculous lies.”