In a recent piece for Newsmax, Kentuck Senator Rand Paul shared that, on August 3rd, there will be a Congressional hearing on gain-of-function research —the significant step towards uncovering the origins of the COVID-19 virus.
While we may never know whether the pandemic arose from a lab in Wuhan or occurred naturally, the emergence of COVID serves as a reminder that dangerous research conducted in a secretive and totalitarian country is simply too risky to fund.
My amendment would have ensured that this never happens in the future. No taxpayer money should ever be used to fund gain-of-function research in China, and because of Dr. Fauci’s allies in the Democratic party, Congress will continue to send your money to fund this reckless research.
Aug. 3, I’ve finally gotten Democrats to agree to the first Congressional hearing on gain-of-function research. Finally, we will begin to shed light on the origins of the pandemic.