Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) mentioned former President Donald Trump would have gained the 2020 election if investigations into the origin of COVID-19 and whether or not it escaped from a laboratory in Wuhan, China, weren’t politicized.
“If COVID-19 had come about due to a Chinese lab leak, the top question on voters’ minds in the 2020 election would have become who was going to stand up to China. Which candidate would hold the Chinese accountable for unleashing the COVID-19 plague on the world?” wrote Graham for Fox News on Thursday.
As a consequence, Graham argued, “Americans would have demanded a tougher line against the Chinese communist regime and would have been looking for a Commander in Chief to lead the charge,” and “there is no doubt in my mind this would have benefitted President Trump much more than Joe Biden.”
Trump early on started saying that COVID-19 “came from China” and typically known as it the “Chinese virus” whereas highlighting how the virus emerged close to the laboratory in Wuhan.
“However, instead of validating President Trump’s concerns, the scientists’ early dismissal created a narrative that President Trump was out of touch and spreading right-wing conspiracy theories,” mentioned Graham.
“It was narrative that the elite media, who hated President Trump with a burning passion, was only too happy to help spread.”
Trump’s dealing with of the CCP (Chinese Communist Party) virus pandemic was the topic of scrutiny and controversy through the 2020 marketing campaign, with media shops repeatedly highlighting the variety of virus deaths and instances reported every day.
The P4 laboratory on the campus of the Wuhan Institute of Virology in Wuhan, in China’s central Hubei Province, on May 27, 2020. (Hector Retamal/AFP by way of Getty Images)
“If it were known in February that Trump was right [in] 2020, I think he’d be president today,” Graham instructed Fox News on Wednesday night time.
In current days, nevertheless, U.S. intelligence officers have more and more signaled that they help the speculation that the virus emerged from the Wuhan Institute of Virology, the one P-4 lab in China. Researchers on the facility had lengthy studied coronaviruses, together with ones from bats.
Former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo confirmed to The Epoch Times on June 3 that when he tried to launch an investigation into the origins of the CCP virus and the way it unfold from China to the United States, he was met with important opposition from throughout the federal authorities.
“I became aware at the end of 2020 that we now had an increased level of confidence in the datapoints that supported what we put out in the middle of January. The clock was clearly running, and I was fighting very hard inside the State Department and even more broadly,” Pompeo mentioned.
But he mentioned that intelligence companies on the time held proof from him.
“There were places outside of the State Department that owned the dataset inside the intelligence community, so we were banging away to get them to give us as much space to write as much as we possibly could,” Pompeo continued. “We were drafting language that protected classified things that needed to be protected but we wanted to make sure that we got this information out in the public space.”