Rep. Ronny Jackson (R-TX) has called for an investigation into whether Pfizer conducted unethical gain-of-function research, calling the pharma giant’s response “woefully inadequate,” Breitbart News learned in exclusivity.
Jackson said in a statement to Breitbart News, “Pfizer’s response to me was woefully inadequate and continues to show that big pharma prioritizes their profits over the safety of the American public. I am very disappointed that their response arrived almost a month late and did not answer many of my questions.
Jackson, a physician and member of the subcommittee on the coronavirus pandemic, sent a letter to Pfizer in January, asking for answers about whether Pfizer had engaged in gain-of-function research by intentionally mutating the coronavirus.
In Pfizer’s response letter, which was obtained exclusively by Breitbart News, Pfizer strongly denied that the company would engage in gain-of-function research.
“To be clear, we do not, and never would, engage in research to create or adapt viruses for the purpose of making them more contagious or harmful to people,” Pfizer said.
“In the ongoing development of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine, Pfizer has not conducted gain-of-function research with SARS-CoV-2 for potential use in humans, laboratory animals, or use as a vaccine,” the pharmaceutical company said. declared.
Jackson argued that Pfizer failed to clarify many details surrounding claims that it conducted gain-of-function research. He accused the Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Pandemic of investigating the allegations, which could include subpoenaing pharmaceutical executives to testify under oath.
“Among other things, I asked Pfizer to clarify the difference between directed evolution and gain-of-function research, however, their response did not address this,” Jackson noted. “This raises major red flags that need to be addressed immediately and brings more questions than answers.”
“The American people have a right to know if Pfizer has been manipulating the COVID-19 virus since the pandemic began for their financial benefit,” he continued. “This Congress, I will work to make sure the American people get the answers they deserve. The select subcommittee on the coronavirus pandemic will investigate, and I think we need to hear from pharmaceutical leaders on this under oath. »
Jackson wrote, “Why was this response nearly a MONTH late? Why wouldn’t they clarify the difference between directed evolution and gain of function? MAJOR red flags. I believe we need to hear from these leaders UNDER OATH!! »
Why was this response nearly a MONTH late? Why wouldn’t they clarify the difference between directed evolution and gain of function? MAJOR red flags. I believe we need to hear from these leaders UNDER OATH!! https://t.co/0RoYi7zjM2
—Ronny Jackson (@RonnyJacksonTX) February 24, 2023
Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-CO) also said Pfizer’s response was unconvincing. She wrote: “We have all seen the confession tape. Your denials are no good here.
We’ve all seen the confession tape. Your denials are no good here. https://t.co/BISJ7d1WQv
— Lauren Boebert (@laurenboebert) February 24, 2023
The claim that prompted Jackson’s investigation came from a Project Veritas video in which Jordon Trishton Walker, Pfizer’s director of research and development, strategic operations, mRNA science planner, claimed that the company s was engaging in what he described as “directed evolution”.
The Pfizer executive concluded in his letter to Jackson: “Pfizer is committed to conducting research in an ethical and responsible manner. We have an unwavering commitment to keeping high standards of safety, quality and compliance at the forefront of everything we do.
Sean Moran is a political reporter for Breitbart News. Follow him on Twitter @SeanMoran3