EXCLUSIVE: House Republican Whip Steve Scalise and more than 200 House Republicans called on Speaker Nancy Pelosi to direct committee chairs to investigate the origins of COVID-19 and devote congressional investigatory resources to examining claims that the novel coronavirus pandemic stemmed from a lab leak at the Wuhan Institute of Virology and that the Chinese Communist Party “covered it up.”
Scalise, R-La., the top Republican on the House Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Crisis, in a letter to Pelosi, D-Calif., exclusively obtained by Fox News, said House Democrats have not held “a single hearing” on the origins of COVID-19 despite House Republicans’ numerous requests for investigation.
“We request that you instruct the appropriate Democrat committee chairs to immediately join Republican calls to hold the Chinese Communist Party accountable for its role in causing the global COVID-19 pandemic,” Scalise and Republicans wrote, adding that there “is mounting evidence the pandemic started in a Chinese lab, and the CCP covered it up.”
“If that’s the case, the CCP is responsible for the deaths of almost 600,000 Americans and millions more worldwide,” they wrote. “These questions about the CCP’s liability are not a diversion, as you falsely claimed.”
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