House Minority Whip Steve Scalise, R-La., had some fiery words for House Speaker Nancy Pelosi while speaking at the Faith and Freedom Coalition conference, accusing her of thwarting efforts to investigate the true origins of the COVID-19 pandemic.
“Pelosi won’t do it,” Scalise told the crowd on the second day of the three-day conference in Kissimmee, Fla. He promised that when Republicans retake the House in the 2022 midterms, they will “hold China accountable.”
U.S. Rep. Steve Scalise speaks during the Road to Majority convention at Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center in Kissimmee, Fla., on Friday, June 18, 2021. (Orlando Sentinel via AP)
“They are covering for China right now,” Scalise said of his Democratic colleagues. “It’s a Soviet-style cover-up. We’re going to keep calling them out on it.”
Scalise’s comments were first reported by JustTheNews.com.
Fox News has reached out to Pelosi’s press office for comment on the matter. A spokesperson referred to the House Intelligence Committee’s investigation into the origins of COVID-19.
“They’ve announced weeks ago they are looking at this,” he said.
The U.S. intelligence community said in May it is
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