According to a recent poll conducted by Rasmussen Reports, one which surveyed a thousand likely American voters on their opinions related to all things Covid, Americans are both convinced that Covid came from China and none too happy with Anthony Fauci, who they want to be dragged before a Congressional Committee.
Reporting on those poll results, Rasmussen reported that:
More than two-thirds of voters believe COVID-19 probably came from a Chinese research lab, and agree with Republican demands that Dr. Anthony Fauci testify under oath in a congressional investigation.
The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 68% of Likely U.S. voters think it’s likely that the COVID-19 virus originated in a Chinese laboratory, including 48% who say it’s Very Likely. Twenty percent (20%) don’t believe the virus came from a Chinese lab, and another 12% aren’t sure. These findings are mostly unchanged since May 2021. (To see survey question wording, click here.)
Further, according to the Rasmussen Reports poll, a massive 72 percent of likely voters concur with Senator Paul’s statement that there must be a “full-throated investigation into the origins of the [COVID-19] pandemic. [Dr. Fauci] must be required to testify under oath regarding any discussions he participated in concerning the Wuhan lab leak.” That 71 percent number includes a huge 51 percent of likely voters who strongly desire a “full-throated investigation.” Yet better for the accountability effort, only 22 percent of those likely voters polled disagree.
And Rand Paul and American voters aren’t the only ones demanding that Fauci be held accountable. Reps. James Comer and Jim Jordan did as as well in a series of recent letters fired off to Team Biden officials. Rep. James Comer, for his part, said:
“Discovering the origin of COVID-19 is vital to providing accountability and protecting Americans in the future. Mounting evidence points to the virus originating from a leak at the Wuhan lab. EcoHealth Alliance, a U.S. National Institutes of Health grantee, passed taxpayer funds to the Wuhan lab to conduct gain of function research on bat coronaviruses – research that may have started the pandemic. Dr. Fauci was warned early on that the virus appeared man made and pointed to a lab leak and instead of blowing the whistle may have attempted to cover it up.
“The American people deserve answers and accountability. We will continue to follow the facts to determine what, if anything, could have been done differently to guard against the harms Americans have endured during the pandemic. We will continue this oversight to hold U.S. government officials accountable for any wrongdoing and ensure Americans’ tax dollars aren’t being used on risky research at unsecure labs.”
Similarly, Rep. Jim Jordan sounded off on the issue, saying:
“The American people deserve the facts and the truth about the origins of COVID-19. COVID-19 disrupted our lives and livelihoods for over two years: kids couldn’t go to school, small businesses and churches were closed, our economy tanked, and our freedoms were restricted. If we had known the truth about the virus’s origins, we could have combatted the virus in a more meaningful way at the outset of the pandemic. It is our Constitutional duty to conduct oversight and thoroughly examine the facts so this type of gain-of-function research and bad behavior never happens again.”
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