Rep. Matt Gaetz to Newsmax: 'Fauci Has Blood on His Hands'

Florida Rep. Matt Gaetz publicly chastised Dr. Anthony Fauci on Newsmax as having “blood on his hands” or the doctor’s alleged cover-up of what was going on at the lab in Wuhan. Gaetz suggested that Fauci was funding the Chinese lab while gain-of-function research was taking place.

Gaetz. a Republican, appeared Friday on “Spicer & Co.,” decrying Fauci for his funding of the lab in Wuhan while the research was allegedly taking place.

“Dr. Fauci has blood on his hands, and now the entire country knows it,” Gaetz said. “We know that the very type of research that erupted this virus onto the world was research that the U.S. taxpayer was funding in part and that Dr. Fauci and his friends were directly involved in.”

Such research improves the ability of a pathogen to cause disease, according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

Gaetz then turned the conversation toward the media and its portrayal of the lab leak as a hoax at the start of the pandemic.

“Then, in April of 2020 when I came out and said, ‘this is something that escaped from a lab; it’s not something that jumped from a bat to a pangolin,’ whatever that is, I

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