Washington, DC – Congresswoman Elise Stefanik joins Congressman Steve Scalise, Leader Kevin McCarthy, and 209 House Republicans in sending a letter to Speaker Pelosi demanding Congress investigate the origins of COVID-19.

In part, the letter reads, “We request that you instruct the appropriate Democrat committee chairs to immediately join Republican calls to hold the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) accountable for its role in causing the global COVID-19 pandemic. There is mounting evidence the pandemic started in a Chinese lab, and the CCP covered it up. If that is the case, the CCP is responsible for the deaths of almost 600,000 Americans and millions more worldwide. These questions about the CCP’s liability are not a diversion, as you falsely claimed. To the contrary, every American family that lost someone deserves answers about the origin of this terrible virus, and House Democrats’ ongoing refusal to allocate investigative resources to get those answers is an affront to them.”  

In March 2020, Congresswoman Stefanik stated the virus was originated in Wuhan, China, adding that the United States and American people “need to speak out loudly and clearly among our allies and push back on that propaganda from the Chinese Communist Party.” During that time, Congresswoman Stefanik also took action by introducing a Resolution to hold China accountable for the Coronavirus coverup. Upon President Biden rejoining the World Health Organization this past January, she reintroduced the bicameral Resolution with Senator Josh Hawley (R-MO) to once again demand an investigation into the origins of COVID-19 and hold the CCP accountable.

This past March, Congresswoman Stefanik cosponsored the Defund EcoHealth Alliance Act to end funding for the Wuhan Lab in China, stating, “The COVID-19 virus that has taken more than 500,000 American lives and crippled our economy may have originated in the Wuhan Institute of Virology in China. It is absolutely unacceptable for American taxpayer dollars to be funding the lab and any Chinese Communist Party entities, period.”

Read the full letter to Speaker Pelosi here.