SiriusXM radio host Megyn Kelly blasted the Biden administration and the scientific community over what she called “lies” regarding the origins of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Kelly, who was interviewing Washington Post columnist Josh Rogin, referenced a letter during the Wednesday edition of “The Megyn Kelly Show” that was sent to the department heads of Health and Human Services, the National Institutes of Health, and National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, which is Xavier Becerra, Francis Collins, and Anthony Fauci, respectively, by several international scientists. In the correspondence, the group called for the sacking of Dr. Peter Daszak, the president of EcoHealth Alliance, who got funding from some of those agencies and then gave it to the Wuhan Institute of Virology, where many believe the virus originated.
“Why wouldn’t the board investigate him? I mean, the obvious answer is because they were in on that. Because they knew. Because they can’t fire Peter Daszak because they’ll go down with him,” Kelly said.
“So who’s going to investigate the board? I don’t think they will get rid of him, right? If their hands are dirty they’re not going to get rid of him. So what are our options because this guy clearly should not be staying in his post,” she added.
Rogin agreed, saying, “We can’t have the scientists policing the scientists. It doesn’t work.”
“That’s what we should have learned from this pandemic. We can’t have Anthony Fauci overseeing Anthony Fauci. We can’t have Francis Collins overseeing Francis Collins,” Rogin continued.
“We can’t have the EcoHealth Alliance overseeing Peter Daszak because it doesn’t work. None of these organizations are self-correcting. The fact that it’s U.S. taxpayer money means that we actually do have an out here,” the columnist continued. “Which is to get Congress and the administration involved because that’s your taxpayer money, my taxpayer money. And there’s no accountability. There’s no transparency, even in the biggest crisis in the world.”
Rogin went on to note that the so-called ‘lab-leak theory’ does not implicate China and its lab in Wuhan, but the U.S. “because we funded the research.” He also said there are “heroes of the pandemic” including Fauci, “who I’m sure was trying to prevent pandemics, but is now helping to obscure the investigation into how we got into this pandemic.”
The host responded by saying it is “easy to talk about this in the abstract as a policy matter and throw the numbers out there” of Americans sickened and killed by the virus.
She then mentioned her son’s music teacher, who contracted the illness and died from it, as well as her former Fox News colleague, meteorologist Janice Dean, whose in-laws were among the thousands of nursing home residents in New York state who died from COVID after then-Gov. Andrew Cuomo ordered eldercare facilities to accept those patients. Kelly also lashed out at China’s Communist government and called on the Biden administration to hold the regime accountable.
“Forgive me, but these f**kers have lied to us for long enough and we need to know the truth!” she said, noting further that “we need to know … millions of people are dead and Peter Daszak is allowed to get away with his lies. The Biden administration looks the other way.”
“The information’s there if only we will push for it and demand it. And we have no assurances this won’t happen again. It’s infuriating to me,” she continued. “Infuriating. There’s just nothing we can do. And I don’t even know if we get another president in there, Josh, whether he or she would handle it differently because China’s got us so by the you-know-what.”
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