Last Updated on June 3, 2021
Florida Governor Ron DeSantis stated during an interview with Breitbart News this week that he believes Anthony Fauci should be placed under investigation for the latter’s reported role in funding “gain-of-function” research at the Wuhan lab that many experts believe was the origin point of the COVID-19 virus.
“The fact of the matter is, this guy is doing so many interviews,” DeSantis said. “He’s indulging all these hypotheticals. He gives contradictory information. And when you’re messaging on public health, that is fatal to what you’re trying to accomplish. What you want to do is have one or two key things and you just keep driving that message home to the public and you don’t change, you don’t flip flop.”
“And instead, I think it’s been something where, you know, you can go back and look at what he says one month to the next and this and that, and the data is really not changing at this point,” the governor continued.
“I do think his role with this ‘gain of function’ research is something that absolutely needs to be fully investigated and vetted, and what U.S. money that he or any of his colleagues may have sent over to this Wuhan lab,” DeSantis said. “And then obviously, we should validate the lab — that it [the virus] leaked from the lab.” DeSantis said the lab leak theory is the “most plausible explanation” at this point.
“You know, [it] probably was the most plausible last year too, although people like Fauci were saying it’s natural. They did not have the information to say that it was natural. That was conjecture on their part,” DeSantis stated, adding, “Even to this day, they have not been able to do the linking to say that it was natural. So, leaking for the lab is, I think, the most reasonable explanation, but he really should be held accountable if he sent money over to that lab.”
A trove of Fauci’s emails were obtained through a Freedom of Information Act request this week, exposing damning details about the way he handled the pandemic.