(SNews) – Republican Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) has dropped the hammer on Dr. Anthony Fauci by calling for him to be prosecuted and imprisoned for lying to Congress.
Cruz was responding as mounting evidence suggests that Fauci covered up reports that Covid leaked from a Chinese lab.
Cruz said at CPAC this week:
“There has been no person who has done more to destroy trust in the scientific and medical community than Dr. Anthony Fauci, who told millions of Americans lies willingly, knowingly, glibly, and supremely arrogantly.
“In any sane system, he would be prosecuted for lying under oath, and he would go to jail for lying under oath to Congress.
“We have a majority in the House, and I am confident that we’re going to use that majority and use it to hold Dr. Fauci and the others who lied accountable.”
Fauci said earlier:
“If you look at the data that’s been accumulated by independent international evolutionary virologists, they feel pretty confident that this was a natural occurrence from an animal host into a human.
“Has it been definitively proven? No. Is a lab leak possible? Of course.
“I keep a completely open mind that we don’t know definitively what the origin is.
“And that’s the reason why we want to keep investigating and get as much data as we can, so that we can prevent something like this from happening in the future.
‘“But the overwhelming data right now from independent people, with no horse in the race, feel rather strongly that it’s a natural occurrence.”
“I have a great deal of respect for the process of oversight,” Fauci said when asked about GOP investigations.
“I really do. I have nothing to hide.
“I can explain everything that I have done during the period of time that I was involved in that process.
“And I have no trouble with testifying before the Congress at all.
“I have no problem,” he claimed.
“I can defend everything that I have said and done.
“There was an explanation for it.
“This was a moving target right from the beginning,” Fauci said.
“And people need to appreciate that, when something is obvious in January or February, that might not be the same in March, April, May, June, or the rest of the summer.”
“I have been completely, totally, 100 percent honest about everything.”
Senator Ted Cruz: ‘Dr. Fauci Has Done More Damage Than Any Bureaucrat in History’
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