Marjorie Taylor Greene: 'I Believe in God,' Not 'Evolution'
'We need to be very clear about what was the intent of COVID-19'
Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene says she rejects evolution, which led her to believe the coronavirus did not emerge naturally.
Greene was speaking on Steve Bannon's "War Room" about what she believed the origins of COVID-19 were.
“That’s a bioweapon,” Ms. Green claimed.
“So we need to be very clear about what was the intent of COVID-19 and these viruses that they experiment with like some sort of Dr. Frankenstein experiment.”
But the COVID-19 origins remain unclear.
The U.S. Office of the Director of National Intelligence said it could have been first transmitted to humans from animals or due to a lab accident.
Greene said she believes the virus was created within a lab in Wuhan, China, where the first cases were reported.
Bannon raised the idea of COVID-19 being the result of “gain-of-function," and possibly done at the Wuhan Institute of Virology.
Gain-of-function research usually means modifying natural organisms in order to increase their transmissibility to help prepare for emerging diseases.
But Greene said that she does not support it.
“I don’t buy it because I don’t believe in evolution,” Ms. Greene said about gain-of-function research.
“I don’t believe in that type of so-called ‘science,’” she continued.
“I don’t believe in evolution. I believe in God.”
Greene added she doesn't oppose all virus research but said they need to be properly studied.
“But I’m opposed to creating viruses, and that’s what they did," Greene said.
"They created a virus, and this virus clearly escaped the Wuhan Lab and killed people,” Ms. Greene asserted.
Neither scenario has been proven, though.
Last week, Dr. Anthony Fauci, the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) head, admitted the health body funded the Wuhan lab but still denied “gain of function” support.
Fauci said the Chinese lab was funded through the EcoHealth Alliance to support “a modest collaboration with very respectable Chinese scientists who were world experts on coronavirus."
But Fauci denied funding “gain of function” research, explaining the process to be “taking a virus that could infect humans and making it either more transmissible and/or pathogenic for humans.”
“That categorically was not done,” Fauci explained.
Fauci's newly discovered emails have now raised the origins of the coronavirus into question.
Fauci responded to the growing backlash against his newly discovered emails, saying it was “really very much an attack on science."