Last week, U.S. Sen. Rick Scott, R-Fla., doubled down on his calls for a hearing to find answers on how COVID-19 originated.
“As more information is revealed daily about the media’s role in downplaying the possibility that COVID-19 came from a lab in Wuhan, families in Florida and across America deserve answers and accountability,” Scott’s office insisted.
Scott released a statement on Thursday on the matter.
“It’s time for the misinformation, unanswered questions and Communist China-driven propaganda to stop. We know this pandemic came from Communist China. We know it’s now killed 595,000 Americans and 3.7 million people worldwide. Washington Democrats and their friends in the media said it was crazy that we’d have a vaccine in record time. Wrong. They said it was racist to call out the Communist Chinese government’s obvious role and responsibility for the international spread and cover-up of this deadly virus. Wrong again. Without evidence to the contrary, they quickly dismissed the possibility that COVID-19 may have leaked from a Wuhan lab. It’s like they caught a man at the scene of the crime and refused to label him a suspect. They were willing to ignore and even conceal crucially important information about the origin and development of the murderous pandemic – all to advance their political agendas. Now, we see the consequences of the blind spots they purposely created. Dr. Fauci and media executives should be called to testify at a bipartisan hearing so the American people can understand why they chose to not take these claims seriously last year. These are serious questions we all need answers to,” Scott said.
“The mainstream news media’s China virus blind spot put politics and ratings above public safety. It was a dangerous politically-driven agenda that put Floridians and all American families at risk. The American people deserve the truth and transparency I’ve been calling for since this pandemic started. We know the Communist Chinese government is responsible for the coronavirus pandemic, and they lied to cover it up with the help of the World Health Organization (WHO). It’s been over a year since I called for a congressional hearing into the WHO and its role in covering up the pandemic. Now, we need answers about how this pandemic got started and who is responsible. These failures cost lives, and it’s time for accountability,” Scott added.