“我认为这绝对是不诚实的,” 克鲁兹在接受福克斯新闻采访时说. “我认为媒体崇拜, 保护和隐藏博士. 福奇。”
克鲁兹, who spoke on Monday at Turning Point USA’s AmericaFest in Phoenix, called out the NIAID director for being “systematically wrong over and over and over again” from his stance on masks to his gloomy forecast for a 疫苗 under the Trump administration.
“He lied to the American people and said there’s no credible evidence that this virus escaped from a Chinese lab. That’s not true,” 克鲁兹说. “There’s overwhelming evidence that it escaped from a Chinese lab. And very significantly, he also, by all appearances, has lied to the United States Congress.”
“He’s testified multiple times in front of Congress, that the NIH has not funded gain of function research at the Wuhan Institute of Virology, the Chinese government lab where it appears COVID escaped from. Gain-of-function research is where you alter a virus to make it more dangerous, make it more contagious to people. And he said categorically, unequivocally ‘No, we have not funded gain of function research at the Wuhan lab.’ 今年早些时候, the NIH, in writing said effectively we have funded gain of function research. It’s a flat-out contradiction, 180 degrees opposite.”
The Senate Republican repeated his call for the 司法部 to investigate Fauci for allegedly lying to Congress, which he noted is a “felony punishable by up to five years in prison.”
“The statements are flatly contradictory. And yet the Biden Justice Department is so partisan and politicized, they’re unwilling to hold him to account,” 克鲁兹说. “I think we ought to have transparency and accountability. And Fauci continues to repeat these lies.”