Rep. James Comer (R-KY) has alleged that his team has found evidence that federal health officials used grant dollars to ensure private scientists deny that Covid-19 may have originated out of a lab despite scientific evidence suggesting otherwise.
The Republican representative, who is reportedly the likely chairman of the House Oversight Committee should the GOP wins control of the House, told Just the News on Monday that there is evidence showing that Dr. Anthony Fauci constructed an idea that Covid-19 evolved naturally from animals despite previous warnings he received that the virus likely originated from a lab leak in Wuhan, China. This was apparently done with the aid of numerous federally funded private scientists.
“Everyone in the medical community backed up Dr. Fauci, and what we now know is they were receiving a lot of grant dollars,” Comer said Monday during an interview on “Just the News, No Noise.”
According to Comer, his investigators obtained documents showing that on Feb. 1, 2020 Fauci and his boss, NIH Director Dr. Francis Collins, and at least eleven other scientists held a conference call to discuss the Chinese coronavirus. It was during that call when Fauci and Collins were warned that the virus may have escaped out of the Wuhan Institute of Virology after it was purposefully modified genetically.
Fauci has admitted to this happening in the call since.
Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) is another Republican representative who has gone after Fauci for alleged dishonesty. The Kentucky Senator accused Fauci of not caring to stop potential future pandemics and changing definitions of scientific terms such as the infamous “gain-of-function” research to “cover [his] ass.”
He additionally has accused Fauci of lying, both on social media and in public.
— Rand Paul (@RandPaul) August 5, 2022
“We uncovered the emails that showed Dr. Fauci’s earliest advisers said that this is obviously a lab leak, and this has to be man-made,” added Rep. Comer. “We also showed where Dr. Fauci and Dr. Collins at the NIH were talking about trying to spin the lab leak theory, that they were really concerned about the optics of that. What we learned is how much slush money the NIH had to award in the form of grants to these advisers.”
The Kentucky representative explained his view that the complicity of private scientists helped Fauci establish a narrative to justify the massive lockdowns seen in 2020 — all while a potential financial incentive was in play.
“So you have someone like Dr. Fauci that had complete control over the entire pandemic,” he said. “And his advisers and all these medical experts were signing on to everything, essentially giving him a blank check to say whatever he wanted to say, to shut down whatever industry he wanted to shut down, to make our kids have to go virtual instead of in person. And the whole time they were receiving grants from Dr. Collins and Dr. Fauci.”