Marjorie Taylor Greene takes aim at Pfizer after getting new power
Some republicans in Congress they are pushing for an investigation Pfizer following the release of a video alleging that the pharmaceutical company is engineering COVID-19 “mutations” for future monetary gain.
Among them is the representative of Georgia marjorie taylor greene, who is now a member of the House Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Pandemic. She called for an immediate investigation Tuesday in connection with the video released by Project Veritas.
He video was posted Tuesday on social media channels like Twitter, where it has been viewed more than 21 million times. It includes a conversation between an unidentified Project Veritas reporter and a Pfizer employee identified as “Jordon Trishton Walker, Director of Research and Development: Strategic Operations and mRNA Science Planning.”
“We’re exploring, like, you know how the virus keeps mutating?” the interviewee tells the Project Veritas counterpart. “Well, one of the things we’re exploring is, why don’t we just mutate it ourselves, so we can focus on, create and preemptively develop new vaccines, right?”
The almost 10-minute video is edited and only includes clips of the interviewee.
“Pfizer director… is caught on video discussing virus mutation to change vaccines and how Covid is a source of revenue.” Green tweeted. “Pfizer took BILLIONS of federal funds [dollars]. Our Covid Select Subcommittee MUST investigate!”
Greene was named to the committee after her strong support for kevin mccarthy become Speaker of the House. Ohio Rep. Brad Wenstrup chairs the committee.
Wenstrup, a podiatric surgeon and former combat surgeon in Iraq, did not publicly acknowledge the Project Veritas video, nor did his office respond to it. news weekrequest for comments. A news week fact check article published Thursday called the claim that Pfizer is mutating COVID unverified.
Wenstrup recently told Roll Call that his intentions within the committee involve trying to understand the origins of COVID, which could help future treatment of patients.
“What I mean is, whether something comes from nature, from the laboratory, from a bioweapon intentionally or unintentionally, we can do everything we can to be prepared to combat it, maybe to predict it,” Wenstrup said.
Another new member of the committee is Texas Rep. Ronny Jackson, a former White House physician in the Obama and Trump administrations.
He has repeatedly tweeted about Dr. Antonio Fauci and took advantage of Greene’s intentions to question Pfizer in public.
“CLEAR YOUR CALENDAR @pfizer!” Jackson tweeted. “I’m sure the committee to investigate Covid will have questions about this!!”
Greene mentioned that Pfizer received billions in federal funds, although previously owned shares at Pfizer, AstraZeneca and Johnson & Johnson as of August 2021.
Nick Dyer, a spokesman for Greene, said news week in December 2021 that Greene does not manage his investments and that an outside advisor maintains his investment portfolio.
Meanwhile, former President Trump earlier this month refuted claims that COVID vaccines are not safewhich is contrary to what Greene and some of his ilk have claimed.
Triumph promoted Operation Warp Speed on the conservative podcast The water coolereven taking credit for “saving 100 million lives.”
news week reached out to Pfizer and Wenstrup for comment.