Hawley Calls on Fauci to Resign Amid COVID Lab Leak Scandal

(USA Features) Sen. Josh Hawley is calling on the country’s lead immunologist, Dr. Anthony Fauci, to resign after emails revealed he was aware early in the COVID-19 pandemic the virus may have been produced in a Chinese virology lab.

“Anthony Fauci’s recently released emails and investigative reporting about #COVID19 origins are shocking,” the Missouri Republican noted on Twitter.

“The time has come for Fauci to resign and for a full congressional investigation into the origins of #COVID19 – and into any and all efforts to prevent a full accounting,” Hawley wrote on social media,” he noted further.

“The public deserves to know if persons within the US govt tried to stop a full investigation into #COVID origins, as recently reported,” Hawley added.

“And Congress must also find out to what extent Fauci’s NIAID was involved in financing research at the Wuhan Institute of Virology.” 

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Meanwhile, Rep. Chip Roy, R-Texas, floated the idea of a criminal probe into Fauci’s actions.

“As a former federal prosecutor, I like to dive into this stuff with that mindset before I make an allegation of criminal activity, but here’s what I would say,” Roy told podcaster Todd Starnes Friday.

“We know that this arrogant son of a you-know-what has been destroying this country for the better part of 14 months, and the media and social media giants that are putting a two-year ban on [Trump], they are now having to back away from all their limitations and restrictions when any of us said, ‘Hey, hold on, this virus very likely came out of a lab in Wuhan, how did it come out of there?'” he added.

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“This has been the best example you could have of what happens when you fund federal bureaucrats to go in and make decisions on our behalf, and step in with the power that they have. Think about the power of Anthony Fauci and what he’s done,” Roy continued.

“One hundred thousand businesses closed, destroyed lives, children wearing masks, mental stuff up, people who couldn’t get cancer screenings. We have literally wrecked the greatest economy in the history of the world because Anthony Fauci wanted to be on the cover of magazines and be in at the cocktail scene circuit in D.C.,” he noted further.

“We’ll go follow the truth wherever it may lead and if that’s criminal investigations, so be it.”