Republican lawmakers on Thursday said that the investigation into Dr. Anthony Fauci is “not going by the wayside” and that they are “committed to getting to the truth.”
The investigation, which is being led by the House Oversight Committee, is looking into whether Fauci lied to Congress about the origins of the COVID-19 pandemic and whether he mishandled the early response to the pandemic.
Fauci has denied any wrongdoing, but Republicans have accused him of misleading Congress about the origins of the virus and of downplaying the threat of the virus early on.
“We are committed to getting to the truth about Dr. Fauci’s role in the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Rep. Jim Jordan, the top Republican on the House Oversight Committee. “We will not let this investigation go by the wayside.”
Jordan said that the committee has interviewed several witnesses and that it is “close to issuing subpoenas” to others.
The investigation is also looking into whether Fauci used his position to enrich himself and his family.
Fauci has been the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases since 1984. He is one of the most prominent scientists in the world and has been a leading figure in the fight against COVID-19.
The investigation into Fauci is one of several investigations that are underway into the COVID-19 pandemic. The Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee is also investigating the pandemic, and the Justice Department is conducting a criminal investigation into the origins of the virus.
The investigations are likely to continue for months or even years. They are also likely to be politically charged, with Republicans eager to find any evidence of wrongdoing by Fauci and Democrats eager to defend him.
The investigations are also likely to have a significant impact on the public’s understanding of the pandemic. The findings of the investigations could help to answer some of the lingering questions about the pandemic, such as how the virus originated and why the early response was so slow.
The investigations could also have a significant impact on Fauci’s career. If the investigations find that he lied to Congress or mishandled the pandemic, he could be fired or even face criminal charges.
The investigations are still in their early stages, but they are already having a significant impact on the public’s understanding of the pandemic and on Fauci’s career. The investigations are likely to continue for months or even years, and they are likely to have a major impact on the way the pandemic is remembered.