Ranking Member Ruiz’s Statement Following Conclusion of Voluntary Transcribed Interview with Former NIAID Director Dr. Anthony Fauci

Jan 9, 2024
Press Release

Washington, D.C. (January 9, 2024)—Today, Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Pandemic Ranking Member Raul Ruiz, M.D. released the following statement after the conclusion of the committee’s two-day transcribed interview with former National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) Director Anthony Fauci, M.D.:

The second day of Dr. Fauci’s voluntary transcribed interview has once again reaffirmed the same conclusion drawn from nearly half a million pages of documents; more than a dozen transcribed interviews with current and former federal public health officials and researchers; and every COVID-19 origins hearing that we’ve had to date. Nothing we have heard over the last two days or in any of these proceedings has shown that there was a cover-up of the pandemic’s origins, suppression of the lab leak theory, any effort to influence the CIA’s origins assessment, or plot to orchestrate the Proximal Origin paper on the part of Dr. Fauci.

“So that the American public can see through this extreme fishing expedition for themselves, I urge my Republican colleagues to make the full transcript of Dr. Fauci’s 14-hour testimony public as soon as possible.”


118th Congress