Republicans continue to press for the Communist Chinese Party to answer on the origins of the COVID-19 pandemic. Relations between the United States and China continue to grow tenser as GOP officials ramp up criticism of the CCP. Florida Senator Rick Scott (R), a vocal critic of the CCP, is further calling for a full investigation into the origins of COVID-19.
During an interview with FOX News, Senator Scott discussed the need to further investigate the origin of the COVID-19 virus. The Florida lawmaker shared a segment of his interview on social media, writing that “everything the Communist Party of China does is BAD for America.” Scott added, "Americans deserve the truth about COVID-19’s origins and the CCP’s role in spreading it.”
Everything the Communist Party of China does is BAD for America.
Americans deserve the truth about #COVID19's origins and the CCP's role in spreading it. pic.twitter.com/AAerg4B5Pp
— Rick Scott (@SenRickScott) December 17, 2022
During the interview, Senator Scott argued that "the origin of COVID is not a partisan issue," adding that what lawmakers need to pursue "is a bipartisan investigation" to determine the facts. He said that it's necessary to investigate this concern because he suspects that the Communist Chinese Party "clearly covered this up."
Reiterating that it "looks like it came out of the Wuhan lab," Scott warned that “The government in Communist China is out to dominate the world, and everything they’re doing is bad for American citizens.”
Senator Scott has long called for the investigation of the original of the COVID-19 virus, directing blame at the Communist Chinese Party. Last year, Senator Scott released a statement commenting on the possibility of the virus originating from a lab in Wuhan.
Scott said that “it’s time for the misinformation, unanswered questions and Communist China-driven propaganda to stop.” Scott also directed blame at Democrats, calling on “Dr. Fauci and media executives… to testify at a bipartisan hearing.”
"The American people deserve the truth and transparency I’ve been calling for since this pandemic started," Scott affirmed.