In a shocking move, House Democrats blocked consideration of legislation that would require the U.S. Director of National Intelligence to declassify information and data related to the origins of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The blocked legislation also specifically focused on what role the Wuhan Institute of Virology played in the outbreak.
In May, the Senate Republican-backed COVID-19 Origin Act was passed unanimously in the Senate.
Republican Rep. Michael Burgess brought the Senate bill to the House floor on Tuesday night before Democrats voted it down.
“The best disinfectant is sunlight and that’s what we can provide today,” Republican Rep. Brad Wenstrup, who helped bring the bill to the House floor, said of the proposal. “The bill first establishes that we must identify the precise origins of COVID-19 because it is critical for preventing a similar pandemic in the future.”
Wenstrup said that the measure is “not controversial by any means” and noted that “not one senator objected” to the legislation when it was up for consideration in the Senate in May.
According to the text of the bill, identifying the origin of COVID-19 is crucial in preventing a similar pandemic in the future from occurring.
The bill also noted that Director-General of the World Health Organization Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus even acknowledged in March that more investigation into the theory the virus leaked from a laboratory in Wuhan, China, is warranted.
Republican Rep. Darin LaHood another co-sponsor, said Tuesday that the purpose of the bill would be to require the Director of National Intelligence’s office to declassify “any potential links between the Wuhan Institute of Virology” and COVID-19. LaHood said Democrats blocked their request.
The final vote on considering the measure was 216 against and 207 in favor.
The odd cover-up by House Democrats came as CCP officials said they would not comply with a second World Health Organization probe into the pandemic’s origins.
For months now, the Chinese communist regime has said the virus was first transmitted from an animal to a human at a Wuhan wet market, and they’ve denied the pathogen originated from the Wuhan lab.
The vice minister of China’s National Health Commission chief, Zeng Yixin, on Thursday said WHO’s suggestion does “not respect common sense and violated science,” noting further that Beijing “cannot accept this kind of plan for origin-tracing.”
When asked about CCP officials’ comments during a briefing on Thursday, White House press secretary Jen Psaki told reporters that recent Chinese officials’ comments denying the WHO probe are “dangerous” and “irresponsible.”
“We have certainly seen the [CCP’s] comments, again, rejecting phase two of the WHO study. We are deeply disappointed,” Psaki said. “Their position is irresponsible, and frankly, dangerous. It’s not a time to be stonewalling.”
The question remains, why would the Democrats shut down the declassification of intel surrounding the origins of the virus. What are they trying to cover-up and who are they trying to protect?
Why don’t the Democrats want the American people to know the truth about the origins of the virus that brought the world to a standstill?
Author: Mark Duchane