Lucas Joins Scalise, House Republicans Urging Speaker Pelosi to Allow Full House Investigation into COVID-19 Origins

May 28, 2021

Cheyenne, OK – Today, Congressman Frank Lucas (OK-03) joined House Republican Whip and Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Crisis Ranking Member Steve Scalise (R-La.) and over 200 members of the Republican Conference calling on Speaker Pelosi to direct her committee chairs to join House Republicans in investigating the origins of COVID-19.

In a letter to Speaker Pelosi, the Republican lawmakers wrote, “There is mounting evidence the pandemic started in a Chinese lab, and the CCP covered it up. If that is the case, the CCP is responsible for the deaths of almost 600,000 Americans and millions more worldwide.”

Earlier this week, the Wall Street Journal reported that three researchers from China’s Wuhan Institute of Virology fell ill with symptoms consistent with COVID-19 and sought hospital care in November 2019, according to U.S. intelligence sources. This revelation has prompted major concerns regarding the virus’ origins and has led President Biden to direct the United States’ intelligence community to determine the origin of the coronavirus, according to The Washington Post.

The lawmakers concluded“The WHO’s inability to conduct a review that yielded meaningful findings makes the need for a bipartisan congressional investigation more acute.”

Read the full letter here


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