The head of a nonprofit that gave hundreds of thousands in taxpayer funds to a Chinese lab that may be the source of COVID-19 ignored dozens of questions from House Republicans about that deal and related matters, according to a report Friday.
The 34 questions were contained in an April 14 letter sent to Peter Daszak, president of the New York City-based EcoHealth Alliance, the Daily Mail said.
Daszak was given a May 17 deadline to respond but never did, a source close to the House Energy and Commerce Committee told the news outlet.
“Total silence. They seem to be refusing to acknowledge anything from us,” the source said.
“At least when we send a letter to a government agency we get a ‘We got your letter, we’re working on it,’ kind of thing. But from Eco? Zip.”
Peter Daszak is the president of EcoHealth Alliance.Ng Han Guan/AP
The letter to Daszak was signed by Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers