New Jersey Rep. Jeff Van Drew demanded that Dr. Anthony Fauci come clean over what he knew about the Covid-19 pandemic’s origins following an explosive report which said the federal Department of Energy has concluded that the virus most likely escaped from a lab in Wuhan, China, though it said it has a “low” level of confidence that that’s definitively what happened.
National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan said he can’t “confirm or deny” the report, which was broken Sunday by the Wall Street Journal.
Van Drew, a former Democrat who joined the Republican Party during the Trump administration, said noted that American taxpayer money helped fund the lab from where Covid-19 is suspected to have leaked from.
“We’re going to dig in the House of Representatives. The House really wants to know true answers,” Van Drew said on Fox News. “These are some of the things we talked about even during the campaign. It’s enough. People are tired. They want a government that tells them the truth. They want a government that works for them. We don’t work for the government. I hate to say it this way, but this is sick stuff.”
“It’s been lie after lie, misinformation after misinformation,” he continued. “And it’s about time we crack this egg open and really find what’s actually going on. What’s most hurtful, not only did the Chinese and we and we know the real truth, poison the world and the United States, I mean, let’s just tell the truth. Hopefully it was an accident. But not only did they do this, but they lied about it. And we have an administration that doesn’t have the guts to go forward and get the truth out of them. And we paid for that part of it all. We paid for the… lab.”