As more evidence continues to emerge bolstering the so-called ‘Lab Leak’ theory, Senator Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) alleged that China attempted to conceal evidence of the lab leak of the Covid-19 virus on Thursday.
Cotton was responding to a New York Times article claiming that Republicans are ‘pushing’ the Lab Leak theory, but lack a ‘smoking gun’.
The New York Times article comes as top Biden administration agencies such as the Department of Energy and the Federal Bureau of Investigation, have admitted that the lab leak theory is highly probable.
Cotton responded by saying that there may never be a ‘smoking gun’ because of the fact that China ‘destroyed evidence’ that would prove it is correct.
The World Health Organization (W.H.O) was previously forced to admit that the Chinese government has made repeated attempts to obstruct their investigation in to the origins of the Covid-19 virus.
China has instead continued to push an unfounded conspiracy that the Covid-19 virus originated in a U.S army lab in Maryland.
The Chinese Communist Party destroyed evidence so there may never be a "smoking gun."
But all the available evidence points to a lab leak.
There's a reason why the CCP covered this up. pic.twitter.com/DZBe7VBDi5
— Tom Cotton (@TomCottonAR) March 9, 2023
“Republicans Push Lab Leak Theory on Covid’s Origins, but Lack ‘Smoking Gun’” reads a March 8 New York Times headline. The article that follows asserts that the first hearing of the House Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Pandemic, which took place this week, “produced no new evidence but plenty of political theater.”
“…and it made clear just how difficult it might be to turn up conclusive evidence about whether the virus escaped from a lab or spilled over from animals to humans naturally,” the Times continued.
Cotton, a fierce critic of China, responded to the headline Thursday.
“The Chinese Communist Party destroyed evidence so there may never be a ‘smoking gun.’ But all the available evidence points to a lab leak. There’s a reason why the CCP covered this up,” Cotton explained:
Cotton’s remark comes on the heels of President Biden’s Department of Energy concluding that the coronavirus likely stemmed from a lab leak.
China, however, continues to insist that the communist country has been “open and transparent, and shared information and data on [coronavirus] with the international community in a timely manner.”