Dr. Anthony Fauci might be sweating puddles if the GOP manages to retake the House in the upcoming midterm elections. House Republicans indicated they would place President Joe Biden’s controversial chief medical adviser under more scrutiny when they control the lower chamber.
Fox News reported:
Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, vowed Sunday to uncover what Dr. Anthony Fauci knew about the origins of the coronavirus pandemic if Congress flips back to Republican control after the 2022 midterm elections.
This comes after Jordan and other Republican leaders on the House Oversight and Judiciary committees released excerpts of emails last week that they say reveal Fauci, as the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease, knew that COVID-19 may have been intentionally modified and leaked from the Wuhan Institute of Virology.
During an appearance with Fox News’ Maria Bartiromo on “Sunday Morning Futures,” Jordan declared, “If the American people put us back in charge, we are definitely going to do this.”
The lawmaker explained that he and a group of his GOP colleagues in Congress would push for a congressional investigation into the “origins of the coronavirus,” according to Fox News.
“Because we now know without a doubt that Dr. Fauci knew on Jan. 31 and Feb. 1 that this thing came from a lab,” Jordan insisted. “The top scientists in the country were saying it came from a lab. One scientist says we got the notes now from the conference call on February 1st. One scientist says, ‘I don’t see how this can happen in nature, but it would be easy to do in a lab.’”
Jordan continued, noting that “just in a matter of days, [the scientists] changed their position,” and wrote an article in a major medical magazine claiming the virus did not come from a lab, which empowered Fauci to dismiss the idea in public.
The lawmaker said:
“The interesting thing is. We point this out. We just learned this last week, the two doctors who were most adamant that this thing came from a lab early on: one is Dr. Kristian Anderson. On Jan. 31, 2020, he says this to Dr. Fauci in an email: ‘Virus looks engineered. Virus not consistent with evolutionary theory.’ So, he knew it came from a lab.”
“They changed their position,” Jordan continued. “And a few months later, guess what? They get an $8.9 million, both him and Dr. [Robert] Garry – the guy who said it couldn’t happen naturally.”
While the Democrats have enjoyed launching politically-motivated investigations to smear former President Donald Trump and conservatives in general over the past five years, it appears they are due for some payback. Republican leadership has already indicated they would be possibly launching multiple investigations into President Biden, related to his handling of the Afghanistan withdrawal, supply chain crisis, and vaccine mandates. Biden’s son, Hunter Biden might also be the subject of an investigation.
Not only that, but House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) has repeatedly vowed to strip Reps. Ilhan Omar, Adam Schiff, and Eric Swalwell (who looks like Dexter), of their committee assignments when the GOP has control of the House. Even worse, House Republicans have already announced they would pursue launching an impeachment effort against President Biden.
It seems the theme for Republicans starting in 2023 will be “turnabout is fair play.” If they actually stick to what they have promised, the Democrats will get as good as they have given while they wielded control of the lower chamber. To put it simply, the Democrats and their close friends and allies in the activist media better get ready to be on the defense for the next few years.