Biden shut down Wuhan inquiry out of spite — and is now forced to reverse course
NY Post Editorial Board
Does Trump Derangement Syndrome have no end?
President Biden overturned President Donald Trump’s policies at the southern border, even though they were controlling illegal migration. He’s pushing for a return to the failed Iran deal, even though the Trump administration successfully reined in that country’s spreading of terror.
Now it’s revealed that Biden shut down an inquiry into the Wuhan lab and the origins of COVID-19 that was started by the State Department under his predecessor.
Why? Because Trump was pushing it.
One would hope that, at a certain point, Democrats and the media would learn to think for themselves — rather than just reflectively deciding that “if Trump was for it, I’m against it.” But that’s probably asking too much.
Biden at least reversed course on Wuhan. After new reporting by the Wall Street Journal and others, it became untenable for the administration to ignore the possibility that COVID-19 leaked from the Chinese lab. Biden has called for a new inquiry, to replace the one he nixed.
But it never should have been shut down at all. It didn’t take much to see that the World Health Organization’s “investigation” was a farce, and that China was stonewalling. The Biden administration’s lack of curiosity about the origins of a pandemic that upended the world came down to one thing: Trump.
Here’s hoping that this new Wuhan inquiry is given the resources and attention it deserves, and isn’t a whitewash to make the issue go away.
And that maybe, just maybe, this is a lesson for the Bidenites: Why not weigh each policy on the merits, and not on whether Donald Trump happens to like it.