Former White House Press Secretary turned Fox News host Kayleigh McEnany is speaking out about COVID and Dr. Anthony Fauci’s funding of the Wuhan research.
On Fox News‘ Outnumbered, co-host Kayleigh McEnany explained that if COVID truly did leak from the Wuhan lab, then U.S. taxpayer money did fund the research that caused the pandemic.
Dr. Anthony Fauci approved the funding that ended up going to the Wuhan lab and its coronavirus research, and therefore he lied to Congress.
“He can’t be truthful because the truth would mean that very likely, if this did originate in the lab, U.S. taxpayer dollars helped to fund a pandemic that was unleashed upon the world out of a lab in Wuhan, China,” McEnany said.
“What is so galling to me is when you read these 900 pages of documents that were obtained by The Intercept, the grant request actually acknowledges the dangers of this research,” she added, referring to documents obtained by the left-wing outlet through a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request.
The Intercept obtained over 900 pages of documents which detail the work of the EcoHealth Alliance, a U.S.-based organization which used federal tax dollars to fund bat coronavirus research at the Wuhan laboratory. The documents also include two previously unpublished grant proposals from EcoHealth Alliance that were funded by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), which Fauci is the director of.
“The bat coronavirus grant provided EcoHealth Alliance with a total of $3.1 million, including $599,000 that the Wuhan Institute of Virology used in part to identify and alter bat coronaviruses likely to infect humans. Even before the pandemic, many scientists were concerned about the potential dangers associated with such experiments,” the outlet reported.
Kayleigh McEnany discussed these dangers in her comments on Outnumbered, stating:
“So Dr. Fauci, I presume he read the application for the grant which said this: ‘The grant proposal acknowledges some of these dangers. Field work involves the highest risk of exposure to SARS or other COVIDs while working in caves with high bat density overhead and potential fecal dust to be inhaled.’ So presumably he read this and presumably he greenlighted the funding and now lying about it to Congress. But Senator Rand Paul has been on this from the beginning. I hope he continues.”
— Lauren Boebert (@laurenboebert) September 10, 2021