Rep. Jim Jordan: Fauci prioritized gain-of-function research, concealed real origin of COVID-19

Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) has revealed that infectious disease expert Dr. Anthony Fauci was opposed to the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) lab leak theory because they were doing gain-of-function research in the capital of China’s central Hubei province.

During a recent episode of “Sunday Morning Futures” on Fox News, the Ohio congressman touched on this issue alongside the House Oversight Committee’s inquiry into the origins of COVID-19. Jordan is a member of the aforementioned committee chaired by Rep. James Comer (R-KY).

“The fundamental question is: Why was Dr. Fauci so consumed with making sure the narrative wasn’t about the lab? I think it is because they were doing gain-of-function research there. He didn’t want that out,” Jordan disclosed. “And that was the narrative that everyone on the left bought into, even though the facts and common sense, maybe most importantly, pointed to the lab leak theory.”

According to the Ohio congressman, Fauci received an email on Jan. 31, 2020 from virologist Dr. Kristian Andersten stating that SARS-CoV-2 “looked engineered.” The following day, Fauci received another email from Dr. Robert Garry, another virologist.

“Now, these are doctors he’s handed out our tax dollars to over the years. The e-mail said that Garry does not know how this happened in nature and that it would be easily done in a lab,” Jordan noted. “That same day – Feb. 1, 2020 – Fauci organized a conference call with Dr. Francis Collins, Garry, Andersen and all other virologists. And three days later, everybody changes their story.”


Jordan also mentioned that three months after that conference call, both Garry and Andersen received grants from Fauci worth several million dollars to continue their research.

DoE confirms COVID-19 most likely began from a lab leak in Wuhan

On Feb. 27, Jordan shared on social media a link to a Wall Street Journal article about the Department of Energy (DoE) admitting that the COVID-19 pandemic most likely started from a laboratory leak in Wuhan, China.

The conclusion was made after the White House and House of Representatives received a classified intelligence report on the real origin of the said virus. However, mainstream news outlets reported that the department made its conclusion with “low confidence.” (Related: Energy Department now admits COVID-19 most likely originated in Wuhan lab.)

President Joe Biden’s administration has been standing firm against the lab leak theory. Fauci even refuted former President Donald Trump’s claim, citing a study that found the virus’s mutations are “consistent with a jump of a species from an animal to a human.”

The shift by the DoE was noted in an update to a 2021 document by the office of Avril Haines, the director of national intelligence. It now joins the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) in the belief that the virus likely spread via an “accidental transmission” at a Chinese laboratory.

Jordan suggested that the assessment from the Energy Department raised additional questions about the pandemic response, including lockdowns, vaccine mandates and other restrictions that have long been conservative targets.

“Why did they lie about #COVID’s origins? Why did they lie about gain-of-function research? Why did they lie about natural immunity?” he recently posted on Twitter.

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Watch the full episode of “Sunday Morning Futures” with Ohio Rep. Jim Jordan and Maria Bartiromo below.

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