After reports came out on Tuesday that Former Vice President Joe Biden had stopped a Trump-era investigation into the origins of COVID-19, Republican Senators have passed a bill that would force Biden to declassify intelligence on how the pandemic started.
The unanimous bill, passed Wednesday, calls for the White House to declassify reports related to links between the Wuhan lab and the coronavirus pandemic. This comes after the Wall Street Journal reported three scientists in the Wuhan lab were hospitalized in late 2019 with COVID symptoms.
Senator Josh Hawley, “I think it’s time that the American people got to decide for themselves. It’s time that they actually got to see the evidence that the United States government has collected on this issue.”
Senator Braun (R-IN) commented about the bill saying, “Though many scientists, including former CDC Director Robert Redfield, have been outspoken about the possibility that the COVID-19 pandemic began with a lab leak, the media and others have denied that possibility from the beginning. Now that it is clear that the lab leak theory is completely viable, Americans need real answers. We will not get those answers from another botched investigation from the World Health Organization, or more cover-ups by China’s Communist regime.”
Braun went on to note, “Americans have been through so much from this virus. Many of us have lost friends and loved ones, many have lost businesses they’ve spent their lives building. President Biden must declassify all U.S. intelligence related to any link between the Wuhan Institute of Virology and the COVID-19 pandemic, so that independent researchers and the American people can get answers. This bill will make sure that Americans and independent researchers have all the information available to them on this issue that matters so much both for those who have been affected by this pandemic, and for preventing the next one.”