Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) demanded Pfizer explain what was meant by their “direct evolution” research, as Pfizer Director of Research and Development, Strategic Operations Jordan Trishton Walker stated in a Project Veritas video. Rubio called Pfizer’s actions “careless and dangerous,” later noting in his letter to Pfizer that it is “critical” that the company “be transparent with the public on the substance and intent of their research.”
From Just the News:
"Whether it's gain of function research, or selected structure mutations through directed evolution, as Mr. Walker claimed would occur, any effort to make a virus more transmittable and deadlier is careless and dangerous," [Rubio] said in a press release. "Further, Mr. Walker stated that Pfizer is willing to engage in this dangerous research because COVID and its variants are 'a cash cow' for the company and regulators will go easy on their efforts because a significant percentage of government officials aim to work for Pfizer and other biopharmaceutical companies and do not want to compromise their future job prospects."