Rep. Jim Jordan vowed this week that Republicans will investigate Dr. Anthony Fauci, President Biden’s chief medical adviser and head of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, if they win control of Congress during the November midterms.
During a Fox News interview on Monday, the Ohio Republican said a GOP-run House will “uncover” what Fauci knew about the origins of the coronavirus pandemic, among other things.
“If the American people put us back in charge, we are definitely going to do this,” Jordan said.
“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 argued. “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,'” Jordan continued.
“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 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 added.
“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,” said the lawmaker from Ohio.
“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,” he added.
“They changed their position,” Jordan argued. “And a few months later, guess what? They get an $8.9 million, both him and Dr. [Robert] Garry – the guy who said it couldn’t happen naturally.”
“When are we going to have accountability for Anthony Fauci? Look, he’s missing right now for one reason, and one reason only: The Democrats are looking at the polls. It wasn’t dead Americans that made Democrats move. It wasn’t dead Americans that made Fauci go away. It was polls. And I want to hold Anthony Fauci accountable,” Texas GOP Rep. Chip Roy noted.
“And if you’re watching this, Dr. Fauci, look out because when the Americans give us control in the House of Representatives, God willing, we’re going to get some answers on behalf of the American people,” he added.
Meanwhile, Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) told Fox News on Monday he plans to to eliminate Fauci’s position and divide it up among three other officials.
“Paul’s amendment would reorganize NIAID by breaking it down into three separate national research institutes, all with their own director, including the National Institute of Allergic Diseases, the National Institute of Infectious Diseases, and the National Institute of Immunologic Diseases,” Fox News reported.