GOP want answers on virus origins

Rep. Steve Scalise (R-La.), the GOP Whip and ranking member of the Select Committee on the Coronavirus Crisis, co-signed a letter with Rep. James Comer (R-Ky.), the top Republican on the House Oversight Committee, demanding both committees launch investigations into the origins of the virus.

They said the blame falls squarely on the Chinese Communist Party (CCP).

According to the Republicans, “there is evidence the CCP started the pandemic, covered it up, and is responsible for the deaths of almost 600,000 Americans and millions more worldwide.”

Next up: Rep. Bill Foster (D-Ill.) last week said he would hold a hearing.

“I can assure you that our hearings will be a rational discussion among scientists, rather than a blizzard of semi-informed talking points designed for social media,” Foster said.

But Foster is chairman of the Science and Technology oversight subcommittee, which is not where Republicans want it.