(RepublicanInformer.com)- Republicans on the House Intelligence Committee are wondering why the White House hasn’t responded to evidence that shows the coronavirus could have originated in a lab from Wuhan, China.
The GOP representatives sent a letter recently demanding that the Director of National Intelligence and the White House provide them with an update on the matter.
The group already submitted evidence that backs up their theory, but they haven’t received any updates on the investigation that was supposed to take place. In addition, the representatives say they haven’t been provided with any explanation as to what led to “seemingly authoritative statements early in the pandemic about the origins of the virus.”
As their letter reads:
“This casts doubt on the validity of early judgments as well as the analytic integrity of COVID-19-related intelligence reporting. Republican Members are aware of allegations that the IC suppressed dissenting views related to the origins of the pandemic and that the community relied upon ‘outside’ experts with concerning yet undisclosed entanglements.”
In addition to demanding any information that could show a cover-up initiated by China, the Republicans want access to intelligence on the “gain of function” research that took place at a Wuhan lab. Some U.S. agencies helped with that investigation.
The ranking member of the House Intelligence Committee, Devin Nunes, is leading the charge for the Republicans in this matter. The letter continues:
“I want to call to your attention the fact that U.S. government funds — whether directly or indirectly — are supporting dangerous dual-use scientific research at the Wuhan Institute of Virology. Our findings, though incomplete, suggest the United States supported such work despite clear evidence of the People’s Liberation Army’s involvement at the WIV.
“It is unclear, however, if the Intelligence Community or any other part of the U.S. government is seeking to determine the truth.”
The Wuhan Institute of Virology was awarded a grant in the amount of $3.7 million from the NIH in April 2020. That grant was given to conduct “gain of function” research on the coronavirus.
Nunes talked further about the research while speaking on Sunday with Fox News. He said:
“This gain of function is really weaponizing a virus, and I’m sure there are a lot of people who say on one hand, well, it could weaponize a virus. On the other hand, it could come up with the cures.
“I’m sure both are true. But the question is something like this that could be so dangerous and so deadly and turned into a weapon, is that really something that we would want to be involved in or that we would want taxpayer money being involved in?
“We have zero evidence that some dude ate a bat in a wet market. I think that’s important to note because what we’re talking about here is very dangerous, potential dangerous leaks and also future biological warfare.”