Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) declared on Monday that the documents pertaining to the Department of Energy’s conclusion that COVID-19 leaked from a lab in Wuhan, China should be declassified, according to The Hill. Paul tweeted, “Classified documents leaked (they should be declassified!) showing scientists at DOE believe COVID leaked from Wuhan Lab.”
Although the Energy Department released their conclusion of the origins coming from a Wuhan lab, other agencies have not as of yet, drawn that conclusion. According to The Hill, “four other federal agencies believe that it likely jumped to humans from an animal host outside a lab.” Both conclusions have been cited with “low confidence.”
Still, the Energy Department’s findings match those of the FBI in 2021 from an analysis finding that the COVID-19 pandemic was caused by a leak from the lab.
Still, as far as the Energy Department goes, they apparently have evidence suggesting that the Wuhan lab in China was responsible for releasing the deadly COVID-19 pandemic that struck millions upon millions around the globe. Paul is not alone in his request to have the documents declassified to give Americans the answer they have been looking for since the outbreak over three years ago.
On Sunday, Senator Josh Hawley (R-Mo) said that he will introduce legislation to declassify the documents containing intelligence on the origin of the COVID-19 pandemic. Hawley wants the American people to know the information in the reports, especially as more than one million lives were lost in the United States alone to the virus. He tweeted, “the American people deserve the full truth about #COVID origins. No more whitewash.”