The National Archives reported on May 14 that 14 House Republicans have introduced a bill that would require the Director of National Intelligence (DNI) to declassify information related to the source of the Chinese Communist Party virus, with a focus on the Wuhan Virus Institute. The bill is led by Rep. Mike Gallagher (R-Iowa).
Areas of concern include joint activities conducted by the Wuhan Virus Institute and the CCP military, coronavirus research occurring at the Wuhan P4 Lab, and any discomfort felt by researchers at the Wuhan P4 Lab in the fall of 2019.
In an interview with Fox News, Rep. Gallagher said, “And then, there’s the nature of the disease itself. If it were truly zoonotic or of animal origin, you would expect it to be most contagious in the host bat, less contagious in intermediate species like pangolins, and least infectious in humans. But the way the CCP virus is currently operating, it’s completely the other way around.”
The bill follows similar bills introduced in the Senate last month by Senator Josh Hawley (R-Texas) and Senator Mike Braun (R-Indiana).
The list of 14 Representatives who introduced this bill this time is as follows.
Mike Gallagher (R) Wisconsin
Guy Reschenthaler (R-PA)
Dan Bishop (R) New York
Jason Smith (Jason Smith) Missouri
Dusty Johnson (Dusty Johnson) South Dakota
Scott Perry (Scott Perry) California
Tom Rice (Tom Rice) South Carolina
Brian Babin (Brian Babin) Texas
John Rutherford (John Rutherford) Florida
Paul Gosar (Paul Gosar) Arizona
Bob Gibbs (Bob Gibbs) Ohio
Daniel Webster (Daniel Webster) Florida
Madison Cawthorn (New York)
Jody Hice (Joe) Joe State