Rand Paul Vows To Block Biden Nominees Until COVID Docs Released

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June 2, 2023

Sen. Rand Paul (R., Ky.) pledged Thursday to not let any of President Joe Biden’s nominees through unless the White House releases documents pertaining to COVID-19.

"I’m telling you I’m not letting anything pass unanimously, I’m blocking everything until you finally turn over some of these records on COVID," Paul said on Fox Business.

Paul said that for three years he has been trying to obtain records related to COVID-19 and grants given to the Wuhan Institute of Virology. 

Paul claimed the United States is still sending taxpayer money to the Chinese "Academy of Military Medical Research," an institution whose scientists are members of the Chinese military, the Daily Caller reported. 

The senator said the U.S. government helped China suppress the theory that COVID emerged from a Chinese laboratory, an action Paul called "inexcusable."    

"I continue to try to extract these records. We’ve only gotten important records through whistleblowers and leaks. There have been no records turned over by the Biden administration," Paul said. "For three years, I keep asking for records. And when they finally send records, they send records that aren’t pertinent to the investigation."