Did Fauci Cover Up American Taxpayer Funding of China’s COVID Lab?
Kudos to U.S. Senator Rand Paul. The Kentucky Republican took a bold stand by sending a criminal referral to the Justice Department in late July. He asked the DOJ to investigate Dr. Anthony Fauci for claiming during sworn Senate testimony that the National Institutes of Health (NIH) never funded gain-of-function research at the Wuhan Institute of Virology in China.
Dr. Fauci is the chief medical advisor to the President and the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. And it certainly appears Fauci was lying during his sworn testimony. As Sen. Paul noted, the EcoHealth Alliance, which receives NIH grants, has provided funding to the Wuhan lab that allegedly carried out secretive gain-of-function experiments.
The NIH’s own REPORTER website shows the agency has given $15.2 million to EcoHealth Alliance over the years, including $3.74 million for the study of bat coronavirus emergence. And EcoHealth Alliance president Peter Daszak has sent the Wuhan lab’s “bat lady” Shi Zhengli at least $600,000 in NIH funding, according to the Washington Examiner.
Sen. Paul, who is a medical doctor, believes at least one of Shi’s experiments at the Wuhan lab – an experiment funded by Fauci’s NIAID – meets the definition of gain-of-function research because Shi combined parts of different bat coronavirus strains to create artificial viruses capable of infecting humans.
Yet, Fauci has repeatedly denied that NIH grants have ever funded gain-of-function research at the Wuhan lab. Even after Sen. Paul reminded him it is a crime to lie to Congress, Fauci refused to retract his statements and condescendingly told the senator he didn’t know what he was talking about.
The Conservative Caucus (TCC) to the Attorney General –Do Your Job & Investigate Fauci for Lying to Congress
In America, no one is above the law – not even arrogant, well-salaried federal bureaucrats like Anthony Fauci ($417,00 in 2019, the highest of any federal employee, including the president). It’s high time Attorney General Merrick Garland opens an investigation into whether Fauci lied to Congress. But Garland is a committed leftist; he will never investigate the Left-wing darling Fauci unless he is pressured to do so.
Therefore, TCC is calling on House and Senate Republicans, as well as Democrats of good faith, to appear together on the Capitol steps in a joint statement to pressure the Justice Department to follow through on Sen. Paul’s criminal referral.
Only with vocal, public bipartisan pressure will Garland be forced to do his job and investigate the Left’s favorite doctor for lying to Congress. Here’s how you can help:
ACTION ALERT #1 (to put pressure on AG Merrick Garland): Call House GOP Leader Kevin McCarthy’s conference office at 202-225-4000. Encourage him to coordinate with the Senate GOP leadership and House Democrats of good faith to make a joint appearance on the Capitol steps in support of Sen. Rand Paul’s Fauci criminal referral.
ACTION ALERT #2 (to put pressure on AG Merrick Garland): Call Senate GOP Leader Mitch McConnell’s conference office at 202-224-2764. Encourage him to coordinate with the House GOP leadership and Senate Democrats of good faith to make a joint appearance on the Capitol steps in support of Sen. Rand Paul’s Fauci criminal referral.