Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) released a fiery statement on Friday following reports of bureaucrats obstructing Trump era efforts to investigate the origins of the Chinese coronavirus.
“It is outrageous that people within our government worked to obstruct and censor the investigation into the origins of COVID-19, especially with regard to whether the virus emerged because of American-funded research at China’s Wuhan Institute of Virology,” the Florida senator said in a statement.
“Unelected bureaucrats need more oversight to ensure they are acting in the best interests of the American people,” he continued.
“It is indefensible that, next week, the Senate will push forward with investing $200 billion into federal research and development without critical safeguards to ensure it doesn’t end up stolen or misused to catastrophic ends by Beijing, in part because of the poor judgment of bureaucrats such as these,” he added.
Rubio’s statement followed a Thursday