Former New York Rep. Peter King challenged Dr. Anthony Fauci’s credibility Friday on Newsmax regarding the doctor’s dismissal of the lab leak hypothesis.
Appearing on “American Agenda,” King, a Republican, focused on the idea that Fauci shouldn’t be fired for his actions, but he should be investigated as to why he did them.
“He didn’t disclose that there was a real possibility [COVID-19] came from the lab, and by concealing, that to me, it really puts questions on his credibility, not just on his ability but his credibility,” King said. ”So I think that should be investigated. … And if it does turn out that he intentionally misled for some reason, I think he would have to be moved.”
In May 2020, when the coronavirus was in full swing, Fauci did an interview with National Geographic in which he dismissed the lab leak hypothesis, saying the origins of COVID-19 likely came out of nature.
“If you look at the evolution of the virus in bats and what’s out there now, [the scientific evidence] is very, very strongly leaning toward this could not have been artificially or deliberately manipulated. … Everything about the stepwise evolution over time strongly indicates that [this virus] evolved in nature and