Tom Cotton Says Wuhan Lab Leak May Be Major Scandal

( In February 2020, Tom Cotton found himself on the receiving end of media outrage when he suggested that, rather than coming out of the Wuhan wet market, COVID-19 may have escaped from the a lab at the nearby Wuhan Institute of Virology.

The Washington Post wrote a scathing piece accusing Cotton of “repeating a coronavirus conspiracy theory” that, the Post claimed, “was already debunked.”

The theory was never “debunked.”

In fact, in early April 2020, the same Washington Post that accused Cotton of being a conspiracy theorist less than two months earlier, reported that scientists were not ruling out the possibility that COVID-19 originated in the lab in Wuhan.

But still the American news media provided cover for the Communist Chinese Government – dismissing any claims that the pandemic that ravaged the world originated from the Wuhan Institute of Virology.

Over the last month or so, the lab theory has gained more and more traction. And those same media outlets that claimed it was a debunked conspiracy theory are now scrambling to explain away getting their reporting so terribly wrong.

Who isn’t having to scramble is Senator Tom Cotton.

Throughout the last 16 months, Cotton has remained consistent.

And in late May, Cotton appeared on Maria Bartiromo’s Sunday morning program on Fox News where he once again discussed the origins of COVID-19 and called on the Biden Administration to hold China accountable for the COVID pandemic.

Bartiromo and Cotton also discuss the Biden administration’s weakness on China as well as Cotton’s concern over the US funding gain of function research at places like the Wuhan Institute of Virology. Cotton believes this could be a genuine scandal involving public health bureaucrats within the Federal government.

Cotton also suggested that the lab-leak theory about-face from the press was entirely politically motivated – claiming that dismissing the theory when Trump was President was part of their effort to defeat him in the 2020 election.

Cotton may have a point. Last week, even the New York Times reporter Maggie Haberman admitted that they hit back against the lab-leak theory because it was being advanced by President Trump and Secretary of State Pompeo.

Watch Cotton’s interview with Maria Bartiromo: