(Washington, D.C., June 10, 2021) – Today, U.S. Senator Roger Marshall, M.D. joined his colleagues at a press conference to rail against the media and big tech censorship of information related to the origins of COVID-19. The Senator also called for those involved in the cover up of the Wuhan lab leak to be held accountable. You may click HERE or on the image below to watch Senator Marshall’s remarks from today’s press conference.
Senator Marshall’s remarks:
Senator Blackburn, thank you so much for giving us a chance to sit here and talk about the Wuhan lab leak and the cover up thereof. What we affectionately refer to it as “Batgate.” You know, it occurred to me as I was sitting there reading Dr. Fauci’s emails recently that everything I learned in tenth grade science, everything I learned as a doctor about the scientific method, about hypothesis and developing theories, that we just threw that out the door. You know I was shocked as I went back and reviewed some of the letters that were written, but really what rose my suspicion was somewhere back in January of 2020. And the Chinese were saying that there was no person to person transmission. The WTO agreed and the CDC didn’t stand up to them. And that led for me to have a phone call with the CDC. And all the national journalists were reporting that the United States scientists were investigating this new, novel virus. And when I talked to the CDC they said, “Well we have scientists in Beijing, but they’re thousands of miles from Wuhan. So we really don’t have anything to tell you.” And the next thing I see was this letter signed by scientists who have ignored even the possibility that this virus could have risen from the laboratory. They totally ignored it. They threw out the scientific hypothesis that this was even feasible. Then, come to find out most of those scientists, if not all of them, were receiving some type of funding then and in the future from the NIH. And our CDC sat there and nodded their head in agreement. And then national journalists, big tech companies they worked together to suppress this story, to censor those of us who thought this virus may have originated there. Not only did they suppress, they actually shamed people who thought that this might have come from a laboratory. And then finally, we see in Dr. Fauci’s emails – a collusion working with Dr. Fauci, big tech working together to suppress this story. You know here we are, we’re 17 months later, we still don’t know anything much more about this virus. I think that we have to hold the CPP accountable. And if the United States is in any way accountable, if they helped fund laboratories that led to the development of this virus, then we need to be held accountable as well. And we need to deep dive into what viral gain of research rules look like going forward as well. You know, we’re never going to get to the bottom of this unless we stop this cover up of the Wuhan lab leak, until we stop “Batgate.”
Last month, Senators Marshall and Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) were able to pass their Resolution calling for a transparent investigation into the COVID-19 outbreak mandated by the World Health Assembly as a stand-alone bill. The bipartisan Resolution also demands a full, transparent investigation to include the U.S. and our allies and partners around the world if China continues on its path of cover-up and obfuscation. The bipartisan Marshall-Gillibrand Resolution can be viewed HERE. You may click HERE or on the image below to watch Senator Marshall speak on the Senate floor about the resolution.
Senator Marshall recently penned an op-ed for FOX News about the importance of getting to the bottom of the origins of COVID-19. The Senator said in part, “In approximately two weeks, the U.S. will be represented at the World Health Assembly where we need to ally with all nations and fight for a full and unrestricted investigation of the origin of COVID-19. We must demand full access to all relevant records, samples, and key personnel. If bad actors continue to obfuscate and prevent this investigation from happening, we can’t take no for an answer. Regardless, Congress must start our own parallel investigation now.” You may click HERE to read Senator Marshall’s op-ed in its entirety.
Finally, Senator Marshall recently questioned Dr. Anthony Fauci at a Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) hearing about the origins of COVID-19. You may click HERE to watch the back and forth.