Republican Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) has dropped the hammer on Dr. Anthony Fauci by accusing the former top federal health official of a cover-up.
Speaking during an interview with Fox Business on Sunday, Jordan, the chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, said Fauci desperately worked to change the Wuhan lab leak narrative because he was involved in conducting dangerous gain-of-function research in the Chinese laboratory.
Jordan highlighted the emails Fauci received from prominent scientists advising him that the virus looked like it was engineered in a lab.
As Slay News reported, top scientists from around the world contacted Fauci to warn that their own research indicated that the virus had come from a lab.
However, they all publicly U-turned on their theories after speaking with Fauci and receiving millions of dollars in taxpayer-funded grants from the then-director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID).
“Right at the start, that same day, Dr. Fauci organizes a conference call,” Jordan said.
“Him and Dr. Collins get on there with Dr. Garry and Dr. Andersen and all these other virologists.
“They get on there. And, three days later, everybody changes their story,” the congressman continued.
The same guy who said this would be easy to do in a lab says, ‘oh, now you’re crazy if you think it came from a lab.’
“The same guy that says, ‘I don’t know how this — that this would — that this does — that looks engineered,’ he changes his story.”
“And then the kicker is, three months later, those same two doctors, Dr. Andersen and Dr. Garry, get a $7 million — a several-million-dollar grant from Dr. Fauci to continue their research,” Jordan further noted.
“So the fundamental question is, why was Dr. Fauci so consumed with making sure the narrative wasn’t about the lab?
“I think it’s because they were doing gain-of-function research there,” Jordan urged.
“He didn’t want that out.”
“And that was the narrative that everyone on the left bought into, even though the facts and common sense, maybe most importantly, pointed to the lab leak theory,” he concluded.
Jordan’s comments come in the wake of Fauci being accused by congressional investigators of having “prompted” the fabrication of a paper by the scientists mentioned aimed at disproving the Covid lab leak theory.
As Slay News reported, the House Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Pandemic notes that “New evidence released by the Select Subcommittee today suggests that Dr. Fauci ‘prompted’ the drafting of a publication that would ‘disprove’ the lab leak theory, the authors of this paper skewed available evidence to achieve that goal, and Dr. Jeremy Farrar went uncredited despite significant involvement.”