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Washington, D.C. – Congressman Michael McCaul, Republican Leader on the House Foreign Affairs Committee, released the following statement on CNN’s “Wuhan Files” report, which further revealed how the Chinese Communist Party’s coverup allowed COVID-19 to turn into a global pandemic.

“As my reports on the origins of the COVID-19 pandemic revealed, and as more facts continue to be uncovered, we are seeing just how far the Chinese Communist Party went to conceal critical public health information as the virus spread throughout their own country and around the globe. Now, thanks to brave whistleblowers, we know the CCP falsified pertinent data and hid an earlier outbreak, handicapping a proactive response that could have stopped the spread of the virus before it became a pandemic. Had the CCP had been transparent and acted as a responsible global partner, countless lives could have been saved and the world may not be enduring the suffering we are today.”