The House Agreed Unanimously To Let The Truth Out About COVID…


The House of Representatives has accomplished something that is almost unheard of in today’s political climate: 419 members, including both the most conservative and the most liberal, have voted unanimously in favor of something.

The bill they have approved, which was also passed by the Senate, will require the Director of National Intelligence to release all intelligence reports regarding the origins of COVID-19. Specifically, it will investigate the possible links between the virus and the Wuhan Institute of Virology. The controversial laboratory is located in the city where the SARS-CoV-2 virus first emerged.

The legislation was introduced by Republican Sens. Josh Hawley and Mike Braun and passed the Senate with unanimous consent. The vote in the House was 419 to 0. The bill’s passage suggests that it has the necessary support to override a veto from President Biden, should he decide to veto it.

The intelligence community has not definitively agreed on the origins of the pandemic. A report in 2021 that reflected the findings of the intelligence community was inconclusive. It determined that two theories were “plausible” to explain how the virus emerged: “natural exposure to an infected animal and a laboratory-associated incident.” However, the Department of Energy recently concluded that it was plausible that the virus originated from a lab, a theory supported by the FBI.

“The House intelligence committee, which oversees our intelligence community, is aware of classified information that could help inform the public why COVID-19 as a lab leak theory is not just a possibility but approaches the idea that it is likely,” said Republican Ohio Rep. Mike Turner, who is the chairman of the House Permanent Select Intelligence Committee.

Democrat Rep. Raul Ruiz, a doctor and the ranking member of the Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Pandemic, said that the legislation was needed to help understand the root causes of the COVID-19 pandemic and prevent future pandemics.

“The American public deserves answers to every aspect of the COVID-19 pandemic, including how this virus was created and specifically, whether it was a natural occurrence of was the result of a lab-related event,” said Republican Ohio Rep. Mike Turner.

“The evidence, as of today, is inconclusive,” said Ruiz. “It is important that the American people have as much objective information as possible without extreme partisan rhetoric.”

The Department of Energy’s conclusion is significant because the agency has considerable scientific expertise and oversees a network of U.S. national laboratories, some of which conduct advanced biological research.

The Energy Department made its judgment with “low confidence,” according to people who have read the classified report. The FBI previously came to the conclusion that the pandemic was likely the result of a lab leak in 2021 with “moderate confidence” and still holds to this view.

Republican Sen. Josh Hawley said that the bill’s passage would allow the American people to know what their government knows about the origins of COVID-19.

“Now the American people will be able to see what their government knows about COVID origins – and those who lied about it can be held accountable,” he said.

The bill’s fate now lies in the hands of President Biden. White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre did not directly answer whether the president would sign the legislation, saying, “We’re taking a look at the bill.”

Regardless of the bill’s fate, the fact that 419 members of the House of Representatives could agree on something is a significant achievement in these politically divisive times. It suggests that there is still some hope for bipartisanship in American politics.

Sources: ConservativeBrief, CBS News, FoxNews, WSJ

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