For months, Americans were told to do what Dr. Anthony Fauci said. We shut down businesses and churches, locked up schools, and wore masks. Now, 800-pages of redacted emails later, the country's finding out that the head of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases hardly believed a word he said. Publicly, they were "following the science." But privately, were they hiding the culprit?
Republicans seem to think so. After combing through Fauci's inbox, message after message painted a very different picture of the man that Americans got to know in the early days of the pandemic. Behind closed doors, he thought masks were useless. On camera, he demanded Americans wear them. Under oath before the U.S. Senate, Fauci played dumb on the United States' role at the Wuhan lab. To his colleagues, he exchanged emails about the $600,000 grant into bat-to-human COVID transmission. "Fauci supported the grotesque and dangerous experiments that appeared to have made COVID possible," Tucker Carlson argued.
But the most egregious betrayal, the one that makes most Americans' blood boil, is that Fauci knew very well that the virus could have been leaked from the lab -- and yet he joined the Democrats' chorus in arguing that not only was it impossible, it was conservative-driven conspiracy theory. Then, Big Tech joined the charade, blocking articles that raised the question, even by world-renown scientists. "With Trump accusing China of a coverup, calling it the "China virus" and pulling out of the WHO, Democrats and the media took to calling Trump's version of events "disinformation," the New York Post's Michael Goodwin explains. "Their aim was to blame him and hand the election to Biden."
The most shocking thing about these emails, Rep. Warren Davidson (R-Ohio) explained on "Washington Watch," is that there "were clear references to [Fauci's] knowledge about the man-made origins of the virus." While he and others were fabricating this story about the wet market, "he was defending the World Health Organization [and] talking about President Trump as if he was betraying our duty to public health..." All the while, Davidson said, Fauci was providing cover to China. And for that, he argues, he should be fired -- if not criminally investigated.
"Every day, there are new revelations that show... not even just incompetence at this point, but dishonesty," Davidson insisted. "I mean, he came in and spoke to Senator Rand Paul before the United States Senate and made it seem like. 'What do you mean, gain-of-function [research in Wuhan]? I know nothing about this.' And then it comes out days later... that he was deceptive about the... manmade origins of the virus and the link to the Wuhan Institute of Virology. He really should not be on the United States payroll."
This "gain-of-function" research, as Gordon Chang explained, is extremely troubling. What that means is, scientists were taking a pathogen and trying to make it "more lethal or more transmissible." At its core, it is biological weapons research, Gordon says. And United States taxpayers, who sent $600,000 in grants to Wuhan from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, may have helped fund it. Fauci denied that in the Senate, but he's since tried to walk those statements back.
What really matters here, former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said, is that the Chinese were covering all of this up as early as January of 2020 -- and Fauci "certainly would have seen the same intelligence that I saw. We would certainly have known that the risk this came from the laboratory was real. We would have known that the Chinese Communist Party didn't want any of us to know that..." In May, he explained, the Trump team started to talk about this, because they'd seen "that the evidence was accumulating. It was piling up showing that the theory of the wet market didn't hold water and that the much more likely scenario was that this had come from the virology lab in Wuhan."
So why is Joe Biden sitting on such important information? Because a) it would prove Donald Trump was right about the virus; b) it would expose Democrats -- and Fauci -- for manipulating a deadly pandemic for political gain; and c) it would show that the Left (and Biden especially) is in the tank for China and refuses to hold the country accountable. Even now, in Fauci's desperate PR situation, he's urging people: "Don't be accusatory [of China]."
The American people believe the virus came from the lab. And even if we don't know that with 100-percent certainty, we know absolutely that China has lied about it. It's irrefutable, Gordon explained.
"In December 2019 and January 2020 Chinese leaders took steps that they knew would lead to the spread of this disease beyond China. In other words, this was a deliberate spread of the disease beyond China's borders. We know that Chinese leaders lied about the transmissibility of this disease and they were pressuring other countries to take arrivals from China without restrictions while they were locking down their own country. When they're locking down their own country, they thought they were stopping the spread of the disease by leaning on other countries to take Chinese passengers, they knew they were spreading the disease. So this was an incident, I believe, of mass murder because as of today, we have more than 3.5 million people around the world have succumbed to this disease, including 596,000 thousand Americans."
The Biden administration has been backed in a corner by the facts, and their only response is: we'll have a report in 90 days. "We don't need to wait 90 days to get a highly politicized report from people who have gotten it wrong on China consistently over decades," Chang argues. Obviously, this White House isn't interested in the truth. It never has been. Its only interest is protecting its cozy relationship with China -- at the expense of American lives.
** This Sunday, June 6, I will be preaching at Calvary Chapel San Jose during the 9:00 and 11:00 a.m. services. Looking at Nehemiah 4, we will prepare our hearts and minds for the opposition that comes when we arise and obey God. If you live in the area, you are invited to come worship with us. The services will be livestreamed on YouTube and Facebook. **