Former White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany spoke out on Wednesday to blast infectious disease expert Dr. Anthony Fauci after a new report suggested that COVID-19 did indeed originate in a lab in Wuhan, China.
While appearing on Fox News , McEnany said that if the virus did leak from this lab, it would mean that American taxpayer money helped to fund this pandemic. She went on to add that if Fauci was aware of the risk involved with the Wuhan research and approved the funding, then he likely lied to Congress.
“He can’t be truthful because the truth would mean that very likely, if this did originate in the lab, U.S. taxpayer dollars helped to fund a pandemic that was unleashed upon the world out of a lab in Wuhan, China,” McEnany said of Fauci. “What is so galling to me is when you read these 900 pages of documents that were obtained by The Intercept, the grant request actually acknowledges the dangers of this research.”
“So Dr. Fauci, I presume he read the application for the grant which said this: ‘The grant proposal acknowledges some of these dangers. Field work involves the highest risk of exposure to SARS or other COVIDs while working in caves with high bat density overhead and potential fecal dust to be inhaled,'” she added.
“So presumably he read this and presumably he greenlighted the funding and now lying about it to Congress. But Senator Rand Paul has been on this from the beginning. I hope he continues,” McEnany concluded.
This came after The Intercept  obtained documents showing that the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, which Fauci heads, funded experiments carried out at the Wuhan Institute of Virology that make coronaviruses “more pathogenetic than the original virus.”
Also on Wednesday, Rep. Mike Gallagher (R-WI) demanded that Fauci resign over these documents.
“On May 12, I argued that Dr. Fauci had not been forthcoming about the U.S. government’s support for gain-of-function research at the WIV,” he said in a statement . “These documents are a smoking gun that indicate he not only failed to be forthcoming, but that he also lied to the American people about his organization’s support for this risky research.”
“Thanks to grant reports written by Peter Daszak, we now know that U.S. taxpayer dollars supported research that made a virus at the WIV stronger than the original, naturally-occurring virus,” Gallagher continued. “This meets the very threshold for gain-of-function research that Dr. Fauci outlined in a letter to me in July.”
“He has repeatedly lied before Congress and the American people and should immediately resign,” he added. “But his resignation is not enough. Congress must also conduct a thorough investigation into this research and the way in which these grants were issued to ensure no bureaucrat is able to hide behind lawyerly definitions and skirt regulations like this again.”
Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) also feels that Fauci should resign over this.
“Surprise surprise – Fauci lied again,” Paul wrote on Twitter  Tuesday. “And I was right about his agency funding novel Coronavirus research at Wuhan.”
Fauci has shown time and time again that he is as crooked as they come, and therefore cannot be trusted. McEnany, Paul, and their fellow Republicans have seen through him all along, and it’s time for him to go.
Enough is enough.
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