Sen. Lindsey Graham (RS.C.) believes that the results of the 2020 presidential election would have been different if scientists and reporters had given more credence to the theory that levic-19 came out of a lab in China.
In a op-ed published by Fox News on Thursday, Graham wrote, “We know COVID-19 is deadly, but after more than 15 months where COVID-19 has changed every aspect of our lives, there remain many things about COVID-19 that we don’t nature. “
He continued, “Did it come directly from nature, a lab leak in Wuhan, or some mixture of the two? Did science become political? Why did American scientists, many of whom immediately raised concerns about a leak in the Wuhan lab when COVID-19 entered our world, actively pursuing further investigation into their concerns?
He went on to note that in February 2020, a group of scientists wrote in the medical journal The Lancet that “they strongly condemned conspiracy theories suggesting that COVID-19 had no natural origin.”
“Conspiracy theories have done nothing but create fear, gossip, and prejudice that threaten our global cooperation in the fight against this virus,” the letter continued to The Lancet.
Graham said, “There’s no doubt in my mind the combination of well-known scientists coming out strongly against the lab leak theory, with officials from the State Department closing additional questions, which ended which are two of the most consequential events in the 2020 election cycle. “
“Their early and near total elimination of the lab leak theory played a prominent role in President Trump’s defeat in the 2020 presidential race,” he claims.
“Why would they do this – to avoid any accountability they have about the lab research in Wuhan or the leak? Plus, are there concerns that they don’t want to prove President Trump’s statement that the origin of COVID- is true. 19 is a release of the Wuhan lab? If they trust this charge, the whole tenor, tone and focus of the 2020 election will be a coin. “
Graham argued that if the virus is proven to have emerged from a lab, “The highest question on the minds of voters in the 2020 election will be who will stand in China. Which candidate will be responsible to the Chinese for the release of COVID- 19 plagues of the world? “
“Americans would have asked for a tougher line against China’s communist regime and would have been looking for a commander-in-chief to lead the charge. There is no doubt in my mind that this could benefit President Trump more to Joe Biden, “he added.
Further, he said that “The early dismissal of scientists created a narrative” that Trump was “spreading conspiracy theories to the right.”
Graham’s op-ed came from the theory that the leonavirus leak from a lab in China was getting a new look after it was first removed by scientists and commentators.
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