Missouri & Kansas Senators Lead Crusade To Uncover COVID Origin Story

Surprisingly . . . This is a bi-partisan effort and unaomous one at that . . .

Here are the basics that mention Senators from Missouri & Kansas at the forefront of this fight . . .

The four-page bill, which the House voted 419-0 to clear, would require the Director of National Intelligence to “declassify any and all information relating to potential links between the Wuhan Institute of Virology and the origin of the Coronavirus Disease 2019” within 90 days of becoming law.

The measure allows the director to redact any information that would risk sources and methods the intelligence community used to gather the information.

The Democratically controlled Senate approved the bill earlier this month by unanimous consent, a fast-track process that allows that chamber to pass bills as long as no senator objects.

Missouri Sen. Josh Hawley introduced the bill with Sens. Mike Braun of Indiana, Roger Marshall of Kansas, Mike Lee of Utah and Rick Scott of Florida as original co-sponsors. All are Republicans.

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