GOP is going after Fauci with the fire of a thousand suns right now…
If Dr. Fraud Fauci thought his week was bad (and it’s only Thursday), things just got a helluva lot worse.
Can you say “congressional investigation?”
Well, Jim Jordan sure can – and he’s leading the charge to get to the bottom of what happened with DDr. Ghoul and his creepy “gain of function” research obsession.
Jordan’s probe into “gain of function” is just another damning piece in the “Fauci” nightmare puzzle that’s finally coming together beautifully.
Daily Caller reported that House Judiciary Committee Ranking Member Jim Jordan and Wisconsin Rep. Mike Gallagher launched a congressional investigation Wednesday into the lack of federal oversight of gain-of-function experiments that set out to make dangerous pathogens more transmissible.
Jordan and Gallagher’s letter, which extensively cited the Daily Caller News Foundation’s previous reporting on the matter, was addressed to Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Senior Science Advisor David “Chris” Hassell, who acknowledged during a January 2020 event that there are flaws with the way his department oversees gain-of-function research.
Hassell is the only known board member of the HHS Potential Pandemic Pathogens Control and Oversight (P3CO) review committee, which was formed in late 2017 after a three-year pause on government funding of gain-of-function research to provide additional federal oversight into such experiments.
But Hassell’s review committee wasn’t even notified of a National Institutes of Health (NIH) grant with the nonprofit group EcoHealth Alliance that involved the modification of bat-based coronaviruses and the transfer of $600,000 to the Wuhan Institute of Virology (WIV) prior to the pandemic.
The piece goes on to say that Jordan and Gallagher’s letter demanded Hassell address the “definition issues” he brought up during his January 2020 talk.
The letter also asked Hassell to confirm whether he believes the EcoHealth grant should have been reviewed by his oversight committee.
The Republican lawmakers also asked Hassell to describe his communications with Fauci, including any communications relating to the NIAID’s grant with EcoHealth which involved subgrants to the WIV.
The letter Wednesday comes after Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul and five other Republican senators sent a letter to NIH Director Francis Collins on May 20 asking why his agency didn’t forward the EcoHealth grant for P3CO review.
Right now, the GOP is like a dog on a bone with Fauci. They see the smoke billowing around him and they know there’s a fire burning.
But, we’ve all known this for a long time, and President Trump alluded to all of this before *and after* he was removed from office.
So, while I like that the GOP is taking down Fauci now, it really makes me wonder where they were 6 months, or a year ago — because this info was all out there.
We don’t want to get stuck in a trap where we’re tricked into thinking that the GOP is “heroes” for doing their job and doing something that should have been done months ago.