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(FreedomWire.org) – Microbiologist Dr. Richard Ebright testified before the U.S. Senate Wednesday that top public health officials lied about dangerous gain-of-function (GoF) research experiments conducted in China.

Ebright testified that the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and other U.S. federal agencies funded research that fit the definition of GoF at the Wuhan Institute of Virology (WIV) without proper oversight. His claim directly contradicts those made by numerous public health officials, including Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID).

Ebright testified that research funded by federal agencies at the WIV in the 2010s violated an NIH pause on GoF research funding between 2014 and 2017. After the pause was lifted in 2017, Ebright claimed that GoF projects which continued did not properly go through the agency’s regulatory process for oversight.

“Gain-of-function research of concern involves the creation of new health threats–health threats that did not exist previously and that might not have come to exist by natural means for tens, hundreds, thousands, or tens of thousands of years,” Ebright said.

“The statements made on repeated occasions to the public, to the press and to policymakers by the NIAID director, Dr. Fauci, have been untruthful. I do not understand why those statements are being made because they are demonstrably false,” Ebright explained Wednesday.

Ebright’s assertion that the NIH-funded research is GoF work directly contradicts previous testimony by Fauci before the U.S. Senate.

(FreedomWire.org) – Texas GOP Rep. Ronny Jackson, who previously served as the White House physician under the Obama and Trump administrations, says he has concerns about President Joe Biden.

During an interview, Jackson said Biden needs to undergo an immediate cognitive exam because he is “not fit to be our president right now.”

“The whole country is seeing his mental cognitive issues on display for over a year now, and there’s really no question in most people’s minds that there’s something going on with him, that he’s not cognitively the same as he used to be and, in my mind, not fit to be our president right now,” Jackson said during an interview.

“Every time he gets up and talks to the American people, it’s not just the American people that are watching him speak, it’s the whole world, and that’s part of what the problem is here,” Jackson also said. “He looks tired, he looks weak, he looks confused, he’s incoherent, and it sends a message of weakness all over the world, and they’re seizing up on that,” he added.

“He’s got 40 years of tape, you can go back and look at this man, so it’s not like we don’t have anything to compare it to,” Jackson said. “You can go back and look, he’s always made gaffes, he’s always made missteps, but never like this. This is something different. These aren’t gaffes…. This is something much more serious.”

Jackson said that Biden’s mental fitness for office, or a lack thereof, “was on full display during the debacle in Afghanistan” and that it could “get more Americans killed” and “ultimately get us in a war because of his lack of leadership.”

Several Republicans have also called on Biden to take a cognitive test because they believe his “mental decline” has “become more apparent.”

Nearly 40 GOP congressional members want Biden to follow the precedent set by his predecessor, former President Donald Trump, as recent polling increasingly shows more Americans are not certain of Biden’s mental fitness for the demanding job of president.

“My colleagues and I are again asking President Biden to immediately undergo a formal cognitive screening exam, such as the Montreal Cognitive Assessment (MOCA),” Jackson said.

“As a former physician to three Presidents of the United States, I know what it takes mentally and physically to execute the duties of Commander-in-Chief and Head of State,” Jackson added. “Joe Biden has continually proven to me and to the world that something isn’t right. The American people deserve to have absolute confidence in their President’s cognitive ability.”

The Texas Republican said taking “the cognitive test will be an important first step” for Biden to reassure concerned Americans that he is fit for office or “in identifying and properly treating symptoms of impairment that are consistent with a variety of cognitive diseases, such as Alzheimer’s, vascular dementia, Parkinson’s, or multiple sclerosis.”

“This is not a partisan issue. When I discussed taking a cognitive test with President Trump, he was eager to assure the American people and to put the fake news media’s stories to bed,” Jackson wrote. “Why won’t President Biden do the same?

“We can only assume the worst if he doesn’t submit to the same standard that his own party demanded of the last Administration,” he noted further. “The precedent has been set.”

In their letter, the lawmakers said they “believe that, regardless of gender, age, or political party, all Presidents should follow the example set by former President Trump to document and demonstrate sound mental abilities.”

“While you underwent your annual physical exam on November 19, 2021, you either did not face a cognitive test or those results were withheld from the public,” the group of Republicans continued. They added that while the current White House physician cleared Biden physically, the GOP lawmakers wrote that they “are worried about your mental abilities.”

(FreedomWire.org) – President Joe Biden doesn’t even know what he is talking about. Everyone is noticing his decline. Everyone except the mainstream media.

Last week, Biden was asked if his administration will consider delaying the end of Title 42, a pandemic immigration restriction that allows for fast deportation of migrants illegally crossing our border in the name of stopping the circulation of COVID-19.

Biden replied, “No. What I’m considering is continuing to hear from my — my — First of all, there’s gonna be an appeal by the Justice Department. Because as a matter of principle, we want to be able to be in a position where if, in fact, it is strongly concluded by the scientists that we need Title 42 that we’d be able to do that. But there has been no decision on extending Title 42.”

It turned out he was talking about mask mandates on airplanes and other forms of transportation. That raises the issue of consistency: If the administration will continue to push masks on planes because COVID is still a threat, isn’t Title 42 protecting against that same threat?

On Friday, Biden tried to comment on Florida’s new Parental Rights in Education law and came out with this word salad: “There’s nothing conservative about deciding you’re going to throw Disney out of its present posture because Mickey Mouse? In fact, do you think we should be not be able to say, you know, ‘gay’? I mean, what’s going on here?”

On Easter Sunday, a reporter at the White House asked Biden about Afghanistan. As he started answering the question, a staffer in an Easter bunny costume appeared, waving her arms in front of Biden’s face and ushering him along to a different part of the event.

It has people asking, who is really running the show at the White House? The president often makes comments about what he’s “allowed” to say, how many press questions he’s permitted to take and which specific reporters he can call on. Who is making these decisions? Is Joe Biden the president or not?

We can all see that Biden is declining, but now we’re supposed to disregard what we see with our own eyes.

CNN’s Chris Cillizza wrote about various Republican officials questioning Biden’s awareness: “This is the sort of gross, lowest-common-denominator politics that drive people away from public life. If Republicans have some sort of proof that Biden is declining, they should bring it forward. If they don’t, they should stop doing what they’re doing. Immediately.”

The proof is in front of our faces. It is time for the mainstream media to stop ignoring it.

(FreedomWire.org) – If you thought commute times were bad on California freeways before, just wait until after a new bill in the California Legislature becomes law. Democrats in the State Assembly are proposing banning freeway expansion because it’s “racist” to expand in communities with minorities — which is large portions of the state. 

The bill, A.B. 1778, was passed by the Assembly Transportation Committee this week. If adopted by the full Legislature and signed by Governor Gavin Newsom (D), it would outlaw the construction of new freeway lanes in most of the state. Instead, your tax dollars would be diverted to green energy and “racial equality” projects. 

Cristina Garcia, a Los Angeles Democrat and the bill’s author, spoke during the committee meeting and explained that creating new freeways is racist because it displaces low-income residents — who she identifies as minorities. 

Carl DeMaio, chairman of Reform California, says the proposal “a ridiculous excuse” to impose punishment on those that drive cars in a desperate attempt to force the usage of public transportation.

“Screaming ‘racism’ at the top of their lungs has worked well in the past for these Democrat politicians and no one has challenged them – so I’m not surprised they are shamefully trying to claim that inanimate objects like freeways are now racist,” DeMaio says.

DeMaio says the absurd claim of racist highways is simply a cover for Democrats to justify the theft of transportation funds.

“California Democrats were all about expanding freeways when they wanted to raise our car and gas taxes – but we know they were lying just to get our money,” DeMaio says. “California Democrats will never expand our freeways because they are trying to impose enough pain on drivers to force them out of their cars,” DeMaio noted.

A.B. 1778 says it is “addressing inequities through environmental justice” because freeways were mapped through black and brown communities after WWII.

The bill targets these areas by using the Healthy Places Index, which depicts areas of the state with lower quality of living. Measurements are based on standards such as healthcare, housing, and education. 

However, DeMaio points out that the Healthy Places Index is a flawed way of measuring impact on minorities, as most of the state is rated low on the scale. Only the San Francisco Bay area, Sacramento, and most coastal communities are rated highly.

“Using the Healthy Places Index as your metric, most of the state is not ‘healthy,’ and that includes regions where there aren’t any major freeways for miles,” says Carl DeMaio. “Freeway expansion is needed in the cities not because of racism, but because they’re major cities with millions of residents and massive congestion problems.”

DeMaio says the real goal of the bill is to attack drivers and get more cars off the road.

“This is just one more thing in the long list of attacks on drivers in the name of forcing usage of public transportation: increasing gas taxes, adding a Mileage Tax, increasing car registration fees, removing driving lanes in favor of bike lanes, and more,” explained DeMaio.

(FreedomWire.org) – Less than a month before one of the most consequential decisions of his presidency is supposed to take effect, President Joe Biden was asked on Thursday if he’d given any thought to reversing course on a policy that’s going to swell the flood of illegal immigration that’s already reached historic proportions.

He answered about something completely different.

In a statement released by the White House shortly after he spoke, Biden admitted his mistake. But by then, it was too late.

The moment came when Biden was meeting with reporters at the White House and was asked if he was having second thoughts about his decision to stop invoking Title 42, a law that makes it easier to deport illegal immigrants because of public health concerns.

Biden’s response focused on a separate subject entirely — the Monday ruling by a federal judge in Florida that ended the Biden administration’s mandate requiring masks for travelers on public transportation, such as airplanes and trains.

“What I’m considering is continuing to hear from my, uh, my — first of all, there’s going to be an appeal by the Justice Department,” Biden said.

“Because as a matter of principle, we want to be able to be in a position where if, in fact, it is strongly concluded by the scientists that we need Title 42, that we’d be able to do that. But there has been no decision on extending Title 42.”

That would have been a dodgy answer even if it had anything to do with the question. But what Biden had clearly done was confuse one of the few remaining tools for immigration authorities to hinder the flood of illegal migrants with a widely detested mandate forcing Americans to wear masks aboard airplanes.

That’s not the behavior of a man a sane country wants making decisions in the White House.

Naturally, liberals turned out desperately to try to defend Biden’s gaffe, but even the White House admitted it was indefensible.

“I want to clarify that, in comments at the conclusion of my remarks this morning, I was referring to the CDC’s mask mandate and there is no Department of Justice action on Title 42,” Biden said in a written statement distributed less than two hours after the briefing, according to The Hill.

(FreedomWire.org) – President Barack Obama made his way back to the White House to mark the 12th anniversary of Obamacare. 

During his opening statement, he referred to current President Joe Biden as the vice president before making formal remarks. 

“It’s wonderful to be back to say thank you to all of you. But most of all, coming back here gives me a chance to say thank you and spend some time with an extraordinary friend and partner who was by my side for eight years. Joe Biden and I did a lot together,” Obama said. “So when President Biden said he was not going to just celebrate the ACA, but also announce actions that would make it even better, I had to show up.” 

“Mr. President, welcome back to the White House, man. It feels like the good old days,” Biden said following Obama’s remarks at the lectern before signing an executive order. “I have to admit one thing I haven’t gotten down. Barack Obama could sign his name using nine different pens. But I’m going to use one.”

After remarks, Biden appeared to be lost.

After rejoining the group where Obama worked the crowd, Biden was ignored as he yelled and reached for him. 

Unlike most presidents who leave town after their term, Obama still lives in Washington, D.C.