Sen. Rick Scott, R-Fla., saying Americans deserved answers, doubled down on his calls for a congressional hearing to determine how COVID-19 originated.
“It’s time for the misinformation, unanswered questions and Communist China-driven propaganda to stop,” he said on Thursday. “We know this pandemic came from Communist China. We know it’s now killed 595,000 Americans and 3.7 million people worldwide.
“Washington Democrats and their friends in the media said it was crazy that we’d have a vaccine in record time. Wrong. They said it was racist to call out the Communist Chinese government’s obvious role and responsibility for the international spread and cover-up of this deadly virus. Wrong again.
“Without evidence to the contrary, they quickly dismissed the possibility that COVID-19 may have leaked from a Wuhan lab (in China). It’s like they caught a man at the scene of the crime and refused to label him a suspect. They were willing to ignore and even conceal crucially important information about the origin and development of the murderous pandemic – all to advance their political agendas.
“Now, we see the consequences of the blind spots they purposely created. Dr. (Anthony) Fauci and media executives should be called to testify at a bipartisan hearing so