Dr. Anthony Fauci isn’t in the clear just yet.
Several Republicans now have vowed that they will launch an investigation into Fauci, specifically with regard to the COVID-19 pandemic, should the GOP retake the House in the November midterm elections, Fox News reports.
Among the Republicans to make that declaration are Reps. Jim Jordan (R-OH), and Chip Roy (R-TX), as well as Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY). All three congressmen, within the past few months, have promised an investigation into Fauci upon a Republican win in the midterms.
“A sweeping congressional investigation”
Rep. Jordan was one of the first to reveal the GOP’s plan to investigate Fauci. Jordan did so in January during an appearance on the Fox News Channel.
Jordan, referring to an investigation of Fauci, said, “If the American people put us back in charge, we are definitely going to do this because we now know without a doubt that Dr. Fauci knew on Jan. 31 and Feb. 1 that this thing came from a lab.”
Jordan went on to support his statement with a report that revealed that top scientists told Fauci early in the pandemic that the coronavirus, rather than having a natural origin, appears to have been engineered in a lab. Those scientists, according to Jordan, changed their stance after meeting with Fauci, and the big question is “why?”
Fauci’s top congressional critic almost certainly has to be Sen. Paul, as the two have sparred at a number of hearings.
Paul promised an investigation of Fauci upon a Republican takeover of the Senate during an interview that he gave in early February.
“If we win in November, if I’m chairman of a committee, if I have subpoena power, we’ll go after every one of his records,” Paul said. “We’ll have an investigator go through this piece-by-piece because we don’t need this to happen again.”
The most recent Republican to promise an investigation into Fauci is Roy. He did so during an appearance on Fox earlier this month.
When are we going to have accountability for Anthony Fauci? Look, he’s missing right now for one reason, and one reason only: The Democrats are looking at the polls. . . . And I want to hold Anthony Fauci accountable. And if you’re watching this Dr. Fauci, look out because when the Americans give us control in the House of Representatives, God willing, we’re going to get some answers on behalf of the American people.
Another question altogether is what the Republicans would do with those answers.