Comer made the accusation against Fauci and the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) during a Thursday phone interview with Fox News Digital, also blasting the Biden administration for wasting “a lot of time” to get to the bottom of the Wuhan lab leak theory
The lead Republican on the House Oversight Committee also pointed to Il presidente Biden pledge to have his intelligence team look into it in “90 giorni,” which resulted in an inconclusive report.
“Ninety days passed, 100 days passed, he finally issued a report that said, 'bene, they didn’t find anything,'” Comer said, praising Republicans for publishing the emails showing the scientists theorizing about a lab leak from Wuhan.
The congressman warned that the longer a thorough probe into the origins of the virus takes place, the harder it will be to concretely prove its beginnings.
He also accused China and Fauci of engaging in “a massive cover-up from day one” on COVID-19’s origins.
“As more time passes, it’s going to be harder to prove without a shadow of a doubt where this came from, but it looks to me like there’s been a massive cover-up from day one — not just by communist China, but also by Dr. Fauci,” Comer said.
“I wonder — this is me, I’m not speaking on behalf of the committee — but I’m wondering: is he a mad scientist?” Comer also said. “intendo, why wasn’t he forthcoming in the fact that we were funding gain-of-function research?”
The Kentucky Republican said “there’s no question” the CCP is trying to cover up the virus’s origins at the Wuhan Institute of Virology (WIV) and pointed to China’s testing of animals in Wuhan at the beginning of the pandemic without testing “the original mice that they used to do these gain-of-function research on.”