Communist China, like Communist Cuba and Communist Venezuela, has friends in high places in the American government, and nearly all of them are Democrats.
Early in the COVID-19 pandemic, then-President Donald Trump offered up the ‘theory’ that it came from a lab in Wuhan, China — the only Level 4 lab that does “gain-of-function” research like, say, creating coronaviruses.
His ‘theory’ was supported by Sen. Tom Cotton, R-Ark., who said that makes more sense than a virus that jumped from a bat to a human.
Per The Daily Caller:
For months after the coronavirus began its spread, Democrats and media talking heads alike dismissed the possibility that the virus could have leaked from a research laboratory like the Wuhan Institute of Virology.
“They ripped Republicans such as Sen. Tom Cotton of Arkansas and a precious few others (including Trump) who said that explanation made the most sense (and remember, Trump had access to all U.S. intelligence on the issue, as president). Nevertheless, the notion was dismissed as fringe conspiracy talk,” Trending Politics added.
Now, ‘the new thing’ in D.C. is to ‘speculate’ that COVID-19 came from the Wuhan lab — now that all sorts of evidence is pointing to that conclusion.
That’s something the American people ought to know, right? After all, the virus has killed more than 650,000 Americans and sickened millions of others. So sure, we ought to know for certain where the virus came from and whether the Chinese are ultimately responsible.
Only, Democrats won’t let us find out.
“House Democrats on Tuesday blocked a GOP bill which would require the Director of National Intelligence to declassify information related to the US government’s investigations into the Wuhan coronavirus pandemic – and in particular, what role the Wuhan Institute of Virology may have played in the outbreak,” Zero Hedge‘s Tyler Durden reported this week.
The legislation, called The COVID-19 Origin Act, was introduced in the Senate by Sens. Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) and Mike Braun (R-Ind.), and passed unanimously in May, according to published reports. It was then brought to the House floor by Reps. Micheal Burgess (R-Texas), Brad Wenstrup (R-Ohio), and Darin LaHood (R-Ill.).
“The best disinfectant is sunlight and that’s what we can provide today,” said Wenstrup at the time. “The bill first establishes that we must identify the precise origins of COVID-19 because it is critical for preventing a similar pandemic in the future.”
“I cannot stress enough that this bill is not controversial by any means,” he continued. “In fact, it passed the Senate in May with unanimous consent — not one senator objected. Not Senators Ted Cruz or Rand Paul, not Bernie Sanders or Elizabeth Warren. If those four members can get on board with this bill, should not we be able to do the same?”
LaHood went on to explain the purpose behind the bill, saying it “would require the Biden administration Director of National Intelligence to declassify intelligence information related to any potential links between the Wuhan Institute of Virology — also known as the Wuhan lab — and the origins of COVID-19 in order to better prepare and avoid future pandemics.”
“The bottom line is Americans deserve a full accounting of the origins of the COVID-19 pandemic,” he added.
Hawley said in April that “for over a year, anyone asking questions about the Wuhan Institute if Virology has been branded as a conspiracy theorist.”
“The world needs to know if this pandemic was the product of negligence at the Wuhan lab but the [Chinese Communist Party] has done everything it can to block a credible investigation. That’s why the Biden administration must declassify what it knows about the Wuhan lab and Beijing’s attempts to cover up the origin of the pandemic,” the Missouri Republican continued.
But…no. Democrats protecting Biden’s China ties, no doubt, aren’t having it.
“House Democrats’ vote against transparency comes just days after the World Health Organization urged China to cooperate with their second inquiry into the virus’s origins, citing previous difficulty working with the communist regime when China refused to share raw patient data with the WHO during the first round of investigations,” The Federalist reported.
Democrats are working overtime to rip our country to shreds so they can build a similar Communist ‘utopia’ in the ashes. It’s become obvious.