GOP Takes Aim At Fauci’s Attempt To ‘Disprove’ Lab-Leak Theory

WASHINGTON, DC - JULY 31: Dr. Anthony Fauci, Director of the National Institute for Allergy and Infectious Diseases, testifies before a House Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Crisis hearing on Capitol Hill on July 31, 2020 in Washington, DC. The committee will hear testimony from members of the Trump administration's Coronavirus Task Force. (Photo by Kevin Dietsch-Pool/Getty Images)
  • The House Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Pandemic’s first hearing Wednesday on the origins of COVID-19 will focus on Dr. Anthony Fauci’s role in attempting to “disprove” the lab leak theory as well as ways to prevent a future pandemic from occurring.
  • The COVID origins hearing will showcase the former Centers for Disease Control and Prevention director and health and science experts. It is one of eight hearings that the Oversight Committee is conducting this week aimed at holding the Biden administration accountable.
  • The hearing comes after the subcommittee said over the weekend it uncovered new email evidence suggesting Fauci prompted the drafting of the “proximal origin” publication meant to “disprove” the COVID-19 lab leak theory.