Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) said this week that he believes Dr. Anthony Fauci, the former director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, will likely not be held accountable for actions during the pandemic because the Biden administration controls the Department of Justice.
Cruz made the remarks during his podcast “Verdict” with co-host Ben Ferguson while discussing the revelation this week that the Department of Energy now believes that the pandemic likely originated from a lab accident in Wuhan, China.
“I have asked Attorney General Merrick Garland whether he intended to prosecute Fauci and he dodges those questions,” Cruz said in reference to allegations that Fauci lied to Congress. “He refuses to answer those questions. I’ve asked the FBI, they dodge those questions. Look, Fauci flat out told Congress under oath that the federal government was not funding gain of function research at the Wuhan Institute for Virology. … NIH, in writing, confirmed that they were funding gain of function research.”
Cruz went on to note that the actions taken by communist China immediately following the outbreak of the virus strongly point to culpability on their end.
“If the entire COVID pandemic is the result of manmade changes to a virus to make it more dangerous to people, that is, number one, a powerful warning to stop screwing around and creating the next horrific pandemic that could result in a much, much higher death toll and potentially millions and millions dead,” Cruz said. “But number two, it goes straight to the culpability of the Chinese Communist government. … One of the most damning facts is that we know the Chinese lab destroy their samples immediately after the pandemic happened.”
“Now, in the criminal justice system, if you destroy evidence, frequently, a court or a jury can draw an inference that you are destroying evidence, because it implicates you in guilt,” he added. “Destroying evidence, once you know that evidence could be relevant, demonstrates a guilty conscience that you’re trying to hide something.”
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Cruz later added that Fauci has done “more damage” to the U.S. than any other bureaucrat in U.S. history and that he has also done “more damage to the credibility of the scientific and medical community” than anyone else in history.
“His willingness to lie, his willingness to state things as irrefutable facts when the evidence does not back that up, and his willingness to change on a dime as the politics supported it, resulted in millions and maybe even hundreds of millions of Americans, who now have deep, deep skepticism for the next thing some government doctor tells them,” Cruz said. “He’s the boy who cried COVID. And the consequence, the next person at the CDC, the next government scientist, the next crisis that we have, we may see a whole lot of people die, because our government has destroyed much of the credibility of their own medical and scientific teams. And I think Fauci is directly responsible for that.”