Wisconsin Republican Rep. Mike Gallagher released a statement on Wednesday calling for Dr. Antony Fauci to resign following the release of more than 900 pages of new information regarding the origins of the coronavirus that suggests the doctor lied to the American people.
“On May 12, I argued that Dr. Fauci had not been forthcoming about the U.S. government’s support for gain-of-function research at the WIV. These documents are a smoking gun that indicate he not only failed to be forthcoming, but that he also lied to the American people about his organization’s support for this risky research,” Gallagher said in the statement.
“Thanks to grant reports written by Peter Daszak, we now know that U.S. taxpayer dollars supported research that made a virus at the WIV stronger than the original, naturally-occurring virus,” the congressman added.
Gallagher also addressed the issue of gain-of-function research.
“This meets the very threshold for gain-of-function research that Dr. Fauci outlined in a letter to me in July. He has repeatedly lied before Congress and the American people and should immediately resign. But his resignation is not enough,” the congressman stated.
“Congress must also conduct a thorough investigation into this research and the way in which these grants were issued to ensure no bureaucrat is able to hide behind lawyerly definitions and skirt regulations like this again,” Gallagher concluded.
The statement adds to a growing number of voices urging Fauci to resign or be removed from his position. Fauci’s level of trust with Americans has eroded to the point that his voice no longer carries much weight with the majority of those listening.