Republicans say they will launch investigations into Dr. Anthony Fauci if they manage to win back control of the House during the November midterms.
Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) said that Republicans will attempt to “uncover” what the country’s lead immunologist may have known about the origins of the pandemic.
The announcement by Jordan comes on the heels of the release of Fauci’s financial records by ally Sen. Roger Marshall (R-Kan.), which appear to indicate that Fauci and his wife have a combined net worth of around $10 million.
Records also show that Fauci and his wife were paid tens of thousands of dollars to attend four events and ceremonies — three of them virtual — during the pandemic.
The Ohio Republican argued that these revelations and recently released emails indicate that there’s a “need to investigate Fauci.”
“If the American people put us back in charge, we are definitely going to do this,” Jordan said, going on to note that he and his GOP colleagues would also push for an investigation into the origins of the pandemic.
“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,'” he 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 said.
“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,” he added.
“They changed their position. 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,” he argued.