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Devin Nunes: We Must Investigate COVID-19 Origins; Could Be About "Biowarfare"

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Ranking member of the House Intelligence Committee Rep. Devin Nunes told Maria Bartiromo on FOX News Channel’s "Sunday Morning Futures" that continuing to ask questions about the origin of COVID-19 is important because "this is about biowarfare."

"Why is this important? This is about bioweapons. This is about biowarfare."

"And the Biden administration needs to get to the bottom of it. I think they're sitting on and suppressing a lot of intelligence that we, the American people, should see in order to know how to move ahead over the coming next few years, as China continues to gain control of the life science arena and the life science global economy," he said.


"They're trying to move all this technology back to China, while, at the same time, not answering basic questions about the origin of this virus."

REP. DEVIN NUNES: Well, look, you played that comment of Senator Cotton from a year ago. And here we are, and we still don't have these basic answers.

But if you begin to look at the circumstantial evidence, I think it's pretty clear that there wasn't some guy in a wet market in China that ate a bat. It likely didn't come from there. There's zero evidence of that.

But there's building circumstantial evidence that, indeed, this did come from the lab and, indeed, likely, there was money that flowed from the U.S. government through nonprofits that was actually supporting this type of research that was going on in China.

And, look, why is this important? This is about bioweapons. This is about biowarfare. This is -- this is very concerning. And I think what Senator Rand Paul was getting to, is this really something the U.S. wants to be involved in?

And moving forward from here, we have to know the answers to this sooner, rather than later. And the Biden administration needs to get to the bottom of it. I think they're sitting on and suppressing a lot of intelligence that we, the American people, should see in order to know how to move ahead over the coming next few years, as China continues to gain control of the life science arena and the life science global economy.

They're trying to move all this technology back to China, while, at the same time, not answering basic questions about the origin of this virus.

BARTIROMO: This is such an important report that you are going to unveil this upcoming week.

First of all, have you heard back from President Biden yet on the letter you sent him Friday night?

NUNES: Well, to be fair, we just sent the letter. I'm not expecting that.

But what I believe it is, and if the American people go and look at it, there's 25 questions that the United States government ought to be answering, not just for House Republicans on the Intelligence Committee who are trying to get to the bottom of this, but for all of the American people and all of our allies around the globe who are still reeling from this virus.

I mean, every day, people are still dying. And thank God most Americans have had -- been vaccinated or have actually contracted the virus. And it seems like we're on the -- a downhill slide here in the United States.

That's why it's so important we need to get the answers to know how to move forward from here.

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