- Dr. Paul Broun, U.S. House candidate for Georgia’s Ninth Congressional District, announced Wednesday that he will launch a thorough investigation of the Chinese Coronavirus outbreak to determine what went right, what went wrong, and who is responsible for its origins and effects.
Broun, if elected, will enter Congress with seven and a half years of seniority, which gives him priority to become the highest-ranking Republican on the Science, Space, and Technology Committee’s Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations. Broun chaired this subcommittee in his previous stint in Congress when Republicans still held the majority.
“Americans deserve answers on who’s responsible for the Chinese coronavirus’s terrible toll,” Broun said. “I believe the Chinese Communist Party, globalists groups like the United Nations and World Health Organization, and incompetent, maybe even malevolent, anti-Trump federal bureaucrats have a lot to answer for.”
Broun wants the subcommittee to find out when Chinese and international officials knew about the virus, why other nations were not alerted in a timely manner, and how excessive federal regulations stalled a swifter and more effective national response.
Broun is a physician with over 40 years of medical experience. As a congressman in 2012, he deployed to Afghanistan as a medical officer in the Naval Reserve, treating ill and injured soldiers and Marines.
“As a chemistry major and medical doctor, I’m actually a scientist myself, and,” Broun argues, “I’m the only candidate who is qualified, or who would have the seniority, to find out what’s really going on and hold those responsible accountable.”
Broun hopes his proposed investigation would lead to serious reform of the federal regulatory apparatus, less dependence on “globalist” organizations, and harsh penalties for China.
“I’m the only top-tier candidate who isn’t beholden to globalist organizations whose interests aren’t aligned with ours. It doesn’t matter if they’re a wannabe superpower like Communist China, or power hungry bureaucrats in DC. The guilty must answer for what they did or didn’t do, how their actions or lack thereof, endangered Northeast Georgians and America at large. We must make sure this never happens again.”
Broun previously represented Georgia’s Tenth Congressional District from 2007 until 2015, an area that includes 11 of the 20 counties that now comprise the Ninth District he now seeks to represent.
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