GOP Senator Says “Smoking Gun” Evidence For COVID Lab Leak Was Destroyed

Sen. Roger Marshall (R-KS) recently spoke on a Senate Republican-sponsored report covering the origins of COVID-19, suggesting that key evidence showing the virus more likely than not came out of a lab was purposefully decimated.

Marshall’s comments [starting around 1:18:40] came on a Tuesday showing of Fox News Radio’s “Guy Benson Show”

“There is simply a preponderance of [the] evidence that shows that this virus leaked — an accidental leak from a laboratory in Wuhan, China, and there [were] probably two leaks,” Marshall claimed. “The epidemiology points that way. All the intelligence from those folks points this way as well. … There’s no one in the world that can doubt that the Wuhan labs had the ability to make this virus.”

He additionally noted that viruses that emerge and spread naturally can typically be tracked in their evolution, whereas with the Wuhan coronavirus, “You can’t find a cousin. You can’t find a grandfather, anything to COVID. And that’s because it was made in a laboratory and the true cousin, the true father of COVID-19 is that DNA lab bank…that is absolutely one of the smoking guns, one of the witnesses that this gain-of-function mafia destroyed.”

Marshall discussed the issue on Real America’s Voice as well, telling the show host that there likely were two accidental lab leaks, with the first occurring in September of 2019 and the other in November of the same year amidst work as staffers were working on a new vaccine.

He also stated that the practices have been “funded by U.S. taxpayers for years.”

The Kansas representative made similar remarks on Fox News’ “Mornings with Maria,” arguing, “If we had a scale in front of us and we put all the evidence on one side that supports a natural spillover, the other for the lab origin of this, I think that 95% of that evidence is on the lab origin.”

According to Marshall, examinations of the virus indicate it appears to be human-created rather than a random sort of natural evolution.

“The epidemiology of this virus, the phylogenetic processes as we go through it, point towards [a lab leak] as well,” he told show host Maria Bartiromo. “This virus was just too perfect. When it came out of that laboratory, [it] was too perfect. It fit like a key into a lock into human lung cells. Additionally, you had a segment called a furin cleavage site that had another spot, it looks like they sliced it out of the HIV virus. They put that right next to the furin cleavage site. Look, this is just too perfect of a virus.”

It has been for quite some time now a well-known fact that The National Institutes of Health has openly admitted to providing U.S. taxpayer money for gain-of-function research on bats infected with coronaviruses at a lab in Wuhan.

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