MP Devin Nunes (R-CA) slipped further into the abyss of the conspiracy by claiming the government funded the creation of COVID 19 in a Chinese laboratory.
Devin Nunes claims to have evidence, which he then adds, that the U.S. government funded the creation of COVID 19 in a Chinese laboratory.
As a reminder, Devin Nunes is the top Republican on the House Intelligence Committee. pic.twitter.com/N99cgxmFrK
– Sarah Reese Jones (@PoliticusSarah) May 16, 2021
Nunes said on Fox’s Sunday Morning Futures:
You played Senator Cotton’s comment a year ago – here we are and we have no answers. If you look at the evidence it’s pretty clear that there wasn’t a man in the wet market who ate a bat. It probably didn’t come from there. There is no evidence to support this, but there is evidence that this actually came from a laboratory and money flowed from the US government through nonprofits that actually supported this type of research in China. And why is that important?
This is about biological weapons, this is about biological weapons. This is very worrying, and I think what Senator Rand Paul was – was really something the US wants to be a part of and move forward from here. We need to know the answers to that sooner rather than later, and the Biden government needs to get to the bottom of it.
I think they sit up and stifle a lot of intelligence that the American people should see to know how to move forward in the years to come if China continues to take control of the life science arena and life science World economy is trying to bring all technology back to China without answering basic questions about how this virus originated.
Nunes’ story consists of two very different parts. While scientists don’t know where COVID 19 came from, the crazy part of the conspiracy theory that Rep. Nunes is suggesting is that the U.S. government channeled money through NGOs to pay for the creation of COVID in a Chinese laboratory. There is no evidence that this is the case.
Rep. Nunes doesn’t care where the virus came from. His real point is to make President Biden look weak on China. If this sounds familiar, it is. Trump and the Republicans attempted to tie Biden and China together during the 2020 campaign and failed utterly.
Fox News is still advancing coronavirus conspiracy theories and they are getting help from Republicans in Congress like Devin Nunes.
Mr. Easley is the Founder / Senior Editor, White House Press Pool, and a Congressional Correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a bachelor’s degree in political science. His thesis focused on public order with a specialization in social reform movements.
Awards and professional memberships
Member of the Society of Professional Journalists and the American Political Science Association
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