House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., announced the Republican members of the House coronavirus select committee on Thursday, including GOP Whip Steve Scalise of Louisiana and Rep. Jim Jordan of Ohio.
Scalise will serve as the top-ranking Republican on the panel, where he will be joined by Jordan, Blaine Luetkemeyer of Missouri, Jackie Walorski of Indiana, and Mark Green of Tennessee.
McCarthy also announced that the GOP will form a task force, led by Texas Rep. Michael McCaul, to investigate China, including possible operations within the United States, intellectual property theft, and the origin of the coronavirus itself.
He added that "China's coverup directly led to this crisis.”
CNN asked McCarthy about claims that the coronavirus came from a Chinese laboratory, which Secretary of State Mike Pompeo recently said there is “significant evidence” for.
The congressman said, there are "very concerning questions out there,” adding, "There are real concerns, and we want to get to the bottom of it. That's one of the goals of this committee."
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