GOP Prepares to Grill Fauci in January 2024

( – Dr Anthony Fauci will soon be facing some hard questions about his role in the 2020 pandemic. The former White House chief medical adviser will appear in the House in January. Republican lawmakers are getting ready to ask him some tough questions about the decisions he made — and where the pandemic came from.

In February, the House Select Subcommittee on the coronavirus pandemic asked Dr Fauci, the former director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) who ran the federal government’s response to that pandemic under the Trump and Biden administrations, to give testimony. Fauci doesn’t seem to have been happy to cooperate. The subcommittee has been negotiating with him for more than NINE MONTHS in an attempt to get him to give evidence. Now he’s finally agreed — but only under strict conditions.

He’ll be interviewed behind closed doors on January 8-9, with a maximum of seven hours of testimony a day and with two of his personal lawyers present. A public hearing will be held later.

In a November 30 letter, committee chairman Representative Brad Wenstrup (R-OH) laid out the agreed-upon conditions to Fauci, and also warned him that the committee expects him “to answer questions truthfully, to the best of your ability and recollection.” That should go without saying, but given Fauci’s reluctance to appear at all, it’s probably understandable if they have some doubts.

Among things the committee will want to know is where Fauci thinks the SARS-COV-2 virus that caused the pandemic came from. Although for a long time, anyone who said it escaped from a Chinese laboratory was labeled a conspiracy theorist, the FBI now has “moderate confidence” that this is exactly what happened. Fauci claimed it evolved naturally, and the committee will want to know what evidence he had for that. He’s evaded answering for long enough; now it’s time to hear what he has to say.

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