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(Natural News) Republican Reps. Steve Calise of Louisiana and James Comer of Kentucky called on National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) Director Dr. Anthony Fauci to testify about the origins of the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) after thousands of his work emails were released to the public this week.
Thousands of Fauci’s emails covering the onset of the COVID-19 outbreak – 3,200 pages total, many of them redacted – were released recently under a freedom of information request. Some of the emails suggested that his team scrambled in early 2020 to respond to public reporting about the virus leaking from the Wuhan Institute of Virology (WIV).
Those emails also hinted that those officials were concerned about prior U.S. involvement with the laboratory.
Scalise, the top Republican on the House Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Crisis, and Comer, a ranking member on the House Oversight Committee, issued a letter to top committee Democrats.
They said it is “now imperative that Dr. Fauci come before our committees to provide information related to the origins of the novel coronavirus as well as the U.S. government’s role in funding research that may have contributed to the development of the novel coronavirus.”
Scalise and Comer wrote: “The American people have a right to know what our government knew about the origins of the pandemic and when it was known.”