Republicans Move on Covid-19 Investigation

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EXCLUSIVE: House Republicans are digging in on their investigation of COVID-19 origins with a new round of letters out Tuesday seeking transparency and accountability from the Biden administration and scientists.

Republican Whip and Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Crisis Ranking Member Steve Scalise, R-La., and House Committee on Oversight and Reform Ranking Member James Comer, R-Ky., led a letter Tuesday to Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Xavier Becerra urging him to launch an investigation on whether EcoHealth Alliance and its president, Peter Daszak, should be barred from receiving federal grants for unethical conduct, following new reporting.

EcoHealth Alliance, a New York-based research nonprofit, secured millions in federal funds to conduct research, including with the Wuhan Institute of Virology in China, to study bat coronaviruses using gain of function research. Republicans charge Daszak engaged in a “cover-up” of the origins of COVID-19, aided by new reporting from Vanity Fair.

Republicans are incensed that Daszak isn’t cooperating “given the fact that Dr. Daszak’s research is funded by U.S. taxpayers and he may hold the keys to uncovering the origins of COVID-19—a virus that has taken the lives of over six million people across the globe,” the Republicans said in a letter first obtained by Fox News Digital.

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