Jim Jordan says Republicans will investigate Fauci if they take back House in 2022

If they retake control of the House of Representatives in 2022, Republicans will investigate Dr. Anthony Fauci, according to Ohio Republican Rep. Jim Jordan.

Appearing earlier this year on the Fox News program “Sunday Morning Futures,” Jordan, the ranking Republican on the House Judiciary Committee, laid out what he said seems to suggest a pattern of Fauci misleading Americans on the origins of COVID.

At one point, host Maria Bartiromo asked Jordan if Republicans planned to launch a probe into Fauci, the White House chief medical adviser and director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease.

“If the American people but us back in charge, we are definitely going to do this, because we now know without a doubt that Dr. Fauci knew on Jan. 31 and Feb. 1 that this thing came from a lab,” Jordan said, referring to what Fauci knew about the origins of COVID in early 2020.

“The top scientists in the country were saying it came from a lab. One scientist says we got the notes now from the conference call on February 1st. One scientist says, ‘I don’t see how this can happen in nature, but it would be easy to do in a lab,'” he added.

But they very quickly changed their tone, Jordan explained, saying the American people need to know whether Fauci pressured them into doing so.

“And yet just in a matter of days, they changed their position, write the article that appears in Nature of Medicine Magazine, which then gets cited in the now-famous letter in The Lancet, which became the gospel for the fact that Fauci can go out and tell people it didn’t come from a lab when in fact they knew it did,” Jordan continued.

He went on to point out that these scientists ultimately received sizable federal grants.

“We just learned this last week, the two doctors who were most adamant that this thing came from a lab early on: one is Dr. Kristian Anderson. On Jan. 31, 2020, he says this to Dr. Fauci in an email: ‘Virus looks engineered. Virus not consistent with evolutionary theory.’ So, he knew it came from a lab,” Jordan said.

“They changed their position,” Jordan argued. “And a few months later, guess what? They get an $8.9 million, both him and Dr. [Robert] Garry – the guy who said it couldn’t happen naturally.”

Meanwhile, another high-profile Republican recently said Fauci is a case study in why there should be term limits for government bureaucrats.

“We need term limits not just for the legislators but for bureaucrats because ladies and gentlemen, all this talk about experts losing their expert status but there is an expert that not a single person in this room voted for that has far more power than anyone we ever did [vote for]… his name is Anthony Fauci,” Ohio Republican Senate candidate J.D. Vance told supporters this week, according to the Daily Mail.

“Why does he make more money that anyone else in the federal government?” Vance asked.

“We need term limits for the bureaucrats too.”