House Republicans on Thursday demanded a briefing from the White House on $600,000 of taxpayer funding to the Wuhan Lab amid the “gain of function” scandal.
Dr. Anthony Fauci admitted on May 25 the National Institutes of Health funded the Wuhan lab, but he still denies gain of function research support in relation to the origin of the coronavirus.
“This statement amongst a litany of mounting evidence raises legitimate concerns regarding the safety and security of federally funded research to the WIV,” Rep. Michael Waltz (R-FL) and Rep. Frank Lucas (R-OK) on the House Science Committee wrote in Thursday’s letter, the New York Post reported Friday.
Waltz explained to the Post:
My committee has, has oversight of the Office of Science and Technology policy, right, which is the that’s the key science advisory office at the White House that directly advises the president. And the letter is getting at what is the role of OSTP, in this 90