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Rep. Wenstrup Statement on COVID-19 Origins Report: 'The American People Are Owed Answers'

Washington, D.C. - Today, House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence (HPSCI) member Rep. Brad Wenstrup, D.P.M. (R-OH) released the following statement after HPSCI Republicans released a report on the origins of COVID-19:

"The American people are owed answers about the origins of COVID-19. Our report states that COVID-19 may have been tied to China's bioweapons research program and that the Intelligence Community (IC) withheld key information from the American public's authorized elected officials, deepening public mistrust. Our findings also show that the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) bears more responsibility for the COVID-19 pandemic than what has been publicly known or transparently communicated to the American people.

"As a physician and Army veteran, I believe it is vitally important that we understand the origins of the COVID-19 pandemic and strive to do everything within our power to pursue policies that will help prevent our country from being vulnerable like this in the future."

The unclassified summary of the report is available here.