Amid the intense pressure from lawmakers to define the origin of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) Virus (COVID-19), the Minority Leader of the House of Representatives, Steve Scalise (R-La.), accused the Speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi, (D. Calif.), of covering it up.
Scalise referred to the House Intelligence Committee’s weeks-long investigation, emphasizing that Pelosi “won’t do it,” and that the Democrats “Are covering for China right now,” Just the News quoted him as saying on June 20.
Scalise reiterated, “It’s a Soviet-style cover-up. We’re going to keep calling them out on it,” in delivering his speech at the Faith and Freedom Coalition conference held at the Convention Center in Kissimmee, Florida, on Friday, June 18.
In addition to Scalise, other congress members insist that information related to the beginnings of the spread of the CCP Virus be investigated and declassified, including Senator Mike Brown.
“I agree, @SteveScalise. The House should consider @SenHawleyPress’s and my COVID-19 Origins Act, which passed the Senate UNANIMOUSLY,” wrote Senator Mike Brown in a tweet.
He added: “The American people deserve to see the U.S. intel about COVID’s origins, and this bill would force the Biden administration to declassify it,” attaching a video of Scalise addressing a similar request in a House session on June 17.
While insisting on the details about the origin of the disastrous pandemic that has already caused more than 600,000 deaths in the U.S. and close to 4 million worldwide, there are many indications that the CCP is involved in the causes of its spread. For that, some congressmen demand that it be punished.
In this regard, the Republican leader of the House of Representatives, Kevin McCarthy, also called for the declassification of the House Intelligence Committee’s investigation into the origins of the CCP Virus.
In addition, China’s sovereign immunity controlled by the CCP must be lifted so that Americans can have transparency and sue Beijing for adequate compensation for the havoc caused by it.
“We should lift the sovereign immunity so the 600,000 individuals who died, their families could actually have justice and sue China,” McCarthy said on Fox News’ Sunday Night America.
McCarthy goes even further by calling for China’s 2022 Winter Olympics to be prevented from being held: “They should not be held in Beijing. If China lied to the rest of the world, why should the world reward them?”
He adds limiting the number of visas for Chinese who want to visit the United States and suspending all U.S. funding to the World Health Organization for not acting effectively against the CCP at the start of the pandemic.
Former President Trump pointed the finger at China by mentioning the origin of the CCP Virus from the beginning of the pandemic and was one of the first to demand compensation for the damage caused.
The revelation of more than 30,000 messages involving the 37-year director of the U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, Anthony Fauci, with the virus’s origin in a laboratory in Wuhan, China, lends Trump’s claim credibility.
“The correspondence between Dr. Fauci and China speaks too loudly for anyone to ignore. China should pay ten trillion dollars to America, and the World, for the death and destruction they have caused!” wrote Trump in a June 3 statement.
He also further specified, “Now everyone, even the so-called ‘enemy,’ are beginning to say that President Trump was right about the China Virus coming from the Wuhan Lab.”