coronavirus pandemic

House Minority Whip Steve Scalise, R-La., joined by House Republican Conference Chair Elise Stefanik, R-N.Y., left, and members of the GOP Doctors Caucus, speaks during a news conference about the Delta variant of COVID-19 and the origin of the virus, at the Capitol in Washington, Thursday, July 22, 2021. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

GOP: Democrats are stonewalling COVID-19 investigation

Republicans on Capitol Hill are demanding answers from House Democrats after they blocked a bill to declassify information about the origins of the coronavirus. During a press conference on Thursday, House Minority Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) questioned why Democrat leadership is refusing to move forward with a formal investigation into who created the virus.