Senator Tom Cotton (R-AR) called on National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases director Dr. Anthony Fauci to be investigated for lying to Congress in his denial that his agency funded gain-of-function research during testimony earlier this year during an appearance on FNC’s “The Ingraham Angle” on Monday.
“Well, it’s just another example of the incompetence of the Biden administration. They think Tony Fauci remains a credible and impartial messenger about the Wuhan coronavirus,” he said. “I mean, you saw this weekend, he went out and became an open partisan attacking a sitting United States senator, who was democratically elected by the people as are the other 99 senators, as a nothing but a bureaucrat, who works for those people who democratically elected all 100 senators, attacking him in a partisan way.”
“This is not Tony Fauci changing or turning over a new leaf,” Cotton continued. “This is who he’s been from the very beginning. And it is a simple fact that he testified to Congress, by the way, that he did not fund through his agency gain-of-function research in the Wuhan labs, making the coronaviruses there more dangerous and more transmissible. Yet his agency has since acknowledged they, in fact, did fund that kind of gain-of-function research. Both those things can’t be true. Fauci should be investigated for lying to Congress.”
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