President Joe Biden publicly backed Dr. Anthony Fauci, who is embroiled in an email scandal, on Friday morning. Recent revelations show that Fauci hid information from the American people, including a tip that the Wuhan coronavirus could have been “engineered,” in a lab via gain of function research. Fauci chose to ignore this and other information given to him by scientists.
White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki brushed off the scandal and offered support for Fauci from the administration. The president himself said on Friday that he is “confident” in Fauci.
Meanwhile, Republican lawmakers are calling for an investigation into the origins of the virus, with testimony from Fauci.