U.S. Representative from Kentucky wants investigation on COVID-19 origins
WASHINGTON, D.C. (WTVQ)- A U.S. Representative from Kentucky wants an investigation on where COVID-19 came from.
Representative Andy Barr says he’s reintroducing legislation to create a bicameral, bipartisan, Congressional Join Select Committee to investigate the origins of the virus.
Rep. Barr says 10 House Members and 10 Senate Members would make up his committee. It would have subpoena power, the ability to bring in experts, and the option of using documents from other committees.
The goal would be to issue a final report on:
- The origins and causes of COVID-19, including evidence the virus originated in the Wuhan Institute of Virology lab, as well as the Chinese Communist Party’s (CCP) response to the outbreak.
- CCP suppression of information and perpetuation of misinformation and conspiracy theories regarding the COVID-19—including blaming the United States Military for its spread.
- CCP denial of humanitarian assistance by foreign governments, non-governmental organizations, charitable and faith-based organizations.
- The CCP’s actions to influence the World Health Organization’s response to the outbreak of the Coronavirus.
- The CCP’s efforts to manipulate and weaponize the global supply chain.
- Recommendations to improve and secure the United States’ access to critical medical supplies and pharmaceutical components in the global supply chain. “
“Over one year and 600,000 tragic American deaths later, we still don’t know the origins of the COVID-19 virus. That is why Congress needs to establish a bicameral, bipartisan investigation that will gain the trust and confidence of the American people to deliver the truth about COVID-19…no more delays and no more partisan inquiries,” Rep. Barr said.