Pompeo Blasts Fauci's Emails: He Politicized the Coronavirus Pandemic
Former Secretary of State slams Fauci saying he knew about cover-up
Former U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo weighed in Dr. Anthony Fauci's recent unearthed email, saying, "we couldn’t get science; we got politics instead."
Appearing on “Fox & Friends," Pompeo commented on Fauci's emails:
"So I’ve seen some of the emails. What really matters here is — when it mattered most when the Chinese were covering this up in January of 2020, Dr. Fauci certainly would have seen the same intelligence that I saw."
"We would certainly have known that the risk that this came from the laboratory was real; we would have known that the Chinese Communist Party didn’t want any of us to know that, and that raised red flags throughout the entire United States government for far too long."
"Dr. Fauci let those of us who were out there talking about it carry the mantle. We couldn’t get science; we got politics instead, and that’s what you saw in the left-wing media."
"You saw politics trumping science, and that delayed our capacity to respond to what the Chinese Communist Party foisted upon the world."
Host Brian Kilmeade cited EcoHealth President Peter Daszak's email to Fauci, saying:
“I just wanted to say a personal thank you on behalf of our staff and collaborators for publicly standing up and stating that the scientific evidence supports a natural origin for COVID-19 from a bat-to-human spillover, not a lab release from the Wuhan Institute of Virology."
"From my perspective, your comments are brave, and coming from your trusted voice, will help dispel the myths being spun around the virus’s origins.”
“Daszak, the only American who was part of the World Health Organization’s delegation that visited China to investigate the origins of the virus in January and February, said the U.S. should accept WHO’s preliminary conclusion that it was ‘highly unlikely the lab was involved.’”
“Now, your job, Secretary of State, knowing that that was going on behind the scenes, Anthony Fauci saying it happened by happenstance, wet market as opposed to a Wuhan lab, where Tom Cotton was one of the first to say, let’s look at that lab.”
“Senator Cotton got it right,” Pompeo replied.
“Right after that email that you described, in early May, I began to talk about this as well. We knew that the evidence was accumulating; it was piling up, showing that the theory of the wet market didn’t hold water, and that the much more likely scenario was that this had come from the virology lab in Wuhan.”
“And this guy Daszek, the fellow that wrote this email, he’s got dirty hands,” Pompeo charged.
“He was involved in this laboratory; there was taxpayer money that was funneled through an alliance that he was responsible for; you know, too, Brian, he was one of the lead investigators that was sent in to take a look at this. There’s a lot of questions to be answered; I think Dr. Fauci has a lot of questions to answer.”
“And this matters; your point, Brian, about this being about American national security — that lab is still operating."
"That work is still going on there today, and we could have something like this happen again, and the Chinese Communist Party refuse to tell us what they know."
"The United States, President Biden, must demand that we get these answers, and we need to know how the U.S. government, Dr. Fauci, Daszek, all the folks that were involved in underwriting this laboratory, what they knew, when they knew it, because this will help us answer the important questions that will keep us all safe.”
Fauci acknowledged that a “typical mask you buy at the drugstore is not really effective in keeping out virus” and also asked a colleague to “please handle” the narrative surrounding the Wuhan Lab theory.
The emails also reveal the close relationship with Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention Director George Gao.
Excerpts obtained from The Washington Post showed Fauci’s cozy email exchanges with George Gao, his Chinese counterpart:
The released emails show that Fauci indeed tried to answer many queries, sometimes hitting “send” well after midnight. And even as Trump ratcheted up attacks on China for not containing the virus after it was first discovered there, Fauci sought to maintain ties with Gao, a well-regarded Chinese scientific leader — and Gao with him.