House Republicans ‘Laying the Foundation’ for Criminal Case Against Fauci: Jim Jordan

The Ohio Republican said House Republicans are “building the case” against Fauci.

  • Jim Jordan (R-OH) was interviewed by journalist Benny Johnson and claimed that House Republicans are in the process of building a criminal case against Dr. Anthony Fauci.
  • Johnson said that “there seems like there has never been a more clear-cut case of some individual lying to Congress,” referring to Fauci repeatedly lying about gain-of-function research.
  • Rep. Jordan said there “could be a referral, but you would refer it to the Biden Justice Department. I don’t know that — they’re going to pursue that, but you can definitely do that.”
  • “We could do a referral potentially. I would, frankly, prefer just to have Dr. Fauci come back in and take another round of questions here, but we’re building the case,” the congressman added.
  • Jordan explined that over the course of recent testimonies regarding the origins of Covid-19, House Republicans are “laying that foundation” for a criminal case against Fauci.
  • “I do think Dr. Fauci and the CDC changed the definition of gain-of-function research, so that Fauci has, like, this wiggle room, but they were juicing up this virus, no doubt about it, juicing up this virus, making it more…deadly, I guess is the correct word,” the Ohio representative noted.
  • In a response to Twitter CEO Elon Musk’s tweet saying that his “pronouns are Prosecute/Fauci,” Fauci told CNN Host Jim Acosta that calls for his prosecution are “insanity.”
  • Fauci said to the CNN host, “There’s no response to that craziness, Jim. Prosecute me for what? What are they talking about? I wish I could figure out what the heck they’re talking about. I think they’re just going off the deep end.”
  • “I mean, they don’t like to have me getting death threats all the time,” Fauci said, referring to his family members. “Every time someone gets up and spouts some nonsense that’s misinformation, disinformation and outright lies, somebody somewhere decides they want to do harm to me and or my family. That’s the part of it that is really unfortunate.”
  • “The rest of it is just insanity, the things they’re saying. But it does have a negative effect when people take it seriously and take it out on you and your family,” the doctor added.
  • American Faith reported that email evidence suggests Fauci “prompted” the drafting of a scientific paper intended to “disprove” the lab leak theory about the origins of COVID-19.
  • Members of the House Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Pandemic released a memo stating, “the authors of this paper skewed available evidence to achieve that goal [of disproving the lab leak theory], and Dr. Jeremy Farrar went uncredited despite significant involvement.”
  • Emails indicate that Fauci encouraged Scripps Research professor Dr. Kristian Andersen to write a paper disproving the lab leak theory.
  • The paper is entitled “The Proximal Origin of SARS-CoV-2.”