Colorado Democrats voted along party lines to block a request to the White House that intelligence related to the origins of the COVID-19 virus be declassified.
The measure failed on a 216 to 207 party-line vote in the House on Tuesday, although it passed unanimously in the Senate in May.
Breaking 🚨 Democrats just voted against @HawleyMO‘s legislation which would declassify all intelligence surrounding the origin of COVID-19 and the #CCP‘s Wuhan Institute of Virology. What are Democrats afraid of? #ChinaLiedPeopleDied
— Rep. Doug Lamborn (@RepDLamborn) July 20, 2021
U.S. Sen. Josh Hawley’s bill would have required the Biden administration to declassify intelligence related to any potential links between the Wuhan Institute of Virology and the origins of the pandemic.
Colorado Democrats voting against transparency were U.S. Reps. Diana DeGette, Ed Perlmutter, Joe Neguse, and Jason Crow.
Republicans supporting the declassification of intelligence included U.S. Reps. Ken Buck, Don Lamborn and Lauren Boebert.
FLOOR ALERT: @HouseDemocrats blocked @HouseGOP requests to declassify intelligence on the origins of COVID-19 & #ChineseCommunistParty‘s subsequent cover-up. The Senate UNANIMOUSLY passed the bill 5⃣5⃣ days ago…what is the Speaker afraid of? #HoldChinaAccountable pic.twitter.com/uOzbadQ41q
— House Rules Republicans (@RulesReps) July 20, 2021
It’s problematic when even the rancorous Senate can come to a bipartisan agreement on the importance of determining the origins of a virus that’s plagued the planet for nearly two years.
That Colorado’s congressional Democrats think their constituents who were affected don’t deserve an answer is the height of arrogance.
Even Democrats deserve better.