Members of the House of Representatives asked Nancy Pelosi to analyze the theories that argue that the virus would have emerged in a Wuham laboratory.
Republicans in the United States House of Representatives asked their president, Democrat Nancy Pelosi, to launch an investigation committee to delve into theories that the COVID-19 virus would have emerged in a laboratory in Wuhan, China.
We urge you to direct the chairs of the appropriate democratic committees to join the Republican Party immediately so as to hold the Chinese Communist Party accountable for its role in initiating the COVID-19 epidemic globally, among others. In between, read the signed brief, Elise Stefanik, President of the Republican Conference in the Lower House.
There is strong evidence that the epidemic began in a Chinese laboratory and was covered by the Chinese Communist Party. If so, the Chinese Communist Party is responsible for the deaths of nearly 600,000 Americans and millions more worldwide, Republicans have said.
The text also reads that Democrats in the House of Representatives will fight against any American family that has lost someone to epidemics without allocating research resources to answer those questions.
The letter, ratified by 209 Republican representatives, has the main signatures of minority leader Kevin McCarthy; the vice president, Steve Scalise; and Stefanik, who already in March 2020 supported these theories, initially launched by former President Donald Trump
The Republican initiative comes days after the United States president, Joe Biden, announced that he asked to be informed in the next three months if the COVID-19 that first emerged in China moved to humans through an animal source or if it was a laboratory accident.
In a statement issued by the White House, Biden assured that agencies would redouble their efforts to gather and analyze the information that could lead us to a final conclusion and notify me in 90 days. Will do
Biden's reaction to speculation about the origin of the coronavirus has been such that it has gained momentum in recent days, following the theory that it emerged in the Wuhan laboratory.
Biden's announcement follows a report by US intelligence that several researchers at the Wuhan Institute of Virology fell ill in November 2019 and had to be hospitalized, as the Wall Street Journal published earlier this week.
In this sense, the president explained that US intelligence now values "two probable scenarios ": if it arose from human contact with an infected animal or a laboratory accident.
On these two options, Biden said that two of the intelligence services lean towards the first scenario and a third towards the idea of the laboratory. However, the White House did not give details about which departments they are in each case.
"Everyone has low or medium confidence; most don't think there is sufficient information to determine that one is more likely than the other," he said.
White House Deputy Spokeswoman Karine Jean - Pierre also declined to say which agency believes the laboratory crash option is a real epidemic. Still, he assured that the United States would press China to participate. Will put "Transparent" in the investigation.
The government's announcement comes after speculation about the origin of the virus 19. Even the government's chief epidemiologist, Anthony Fauci, said on Tuesday that he was not convinced that the deadly virus. It is naturally occurring and has been further encouraged. research.