McCarthy: Dems So Desperate to Disagree with Trump They Ignored 'Truth' about COVID
'They put politics before the lives of American citizens'
House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy said Republicans are launching an investigation to find out why American tax dollars were used to fund Wuhan Institute of Virology research.
Last week, Dr. Anthony Fauci admitted the health body's funding of the Wuhan lab but denied “gain of function” support.
Fauci said the lab was funded through the EcoHealth Alliance to support “a modest collaboration with very respectable Chinese scientists who were world experts on coronavirus .”
McCarthy weighed in:
"We will never fully recover if we do not rebuild and get the answers from this [COVID origins]."
"Democrats, you’ve got movie stars, you’ve got the NBA, big tech, and the mainstream media. They all trust China. Republicans know the truth," McCarthy said.
"These Democrats were so desperate to disagree with Donald Trump they ignored the truth. Let me give you a little personal experience," he added.
"I spent 8 months communicating with the Democrat leadership to create a China task force bipartisan, equal number of part Republicans, equal number of Democrats."
"They finally agreed. We locked it down. We even had The Washington Post come in for the interview."
"We were about to announce it, and they pulled back. Do you know why? They felt that may give a benefit to Donald Trump because of what was happening with COVID."
"Now it all seems to come to fruition. Why were they so afraid?"
"They put politics before the lives of American citizens," McCarthy stated.
"We have to know the truth to this. We have to know why it started."
"And why was the first action of President Biden to put money back into the World Health Organization with no penalties whatsoever?"
"After they lied and were controlled by China, and he put it in his budget that he just give Congress."
Last month, McCarthy demanded that Biden hold the Chinese Communist Party accountable for the coronavirus pandemic.
“We need to hold China accountable instead of rewarding them,” he said.
“And they need to be held accountable financially for what they have done to the world."
More recently, Trump called for the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) to be forced to pay "ten trillion dollars" in compensation for their role in the pandemic.
Responding to Fauci's emails:
"Now everyone, even the so-called 'enemy,' are beginning to say that President Trump was right about the China Virus coming from the Wuhan Lab," Trump said in a Thursday statement.
"The correspondence between Dr. Fauci and China speaks too loudly for anyone to ignore."