(FreedomBeacon.com)- Last week, Georgia Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene introduced a bill called “Stopping the Spread of Taxpayer-Funded Bioweapon Act” to ban US funding for bio-labs in Ukraine and other countries that will go nowhere in the Democrat-controlled House.
Speaking for the House floor last Thursday, Greene said lawmakers need to ask what happens in these US-funded labs. She said taxpayers not only fund the labs but also fund their construction through federal grants to private companies.
She asked what happens if dangerous pathogens housed in these labs escape, leading to people dying in the area. She claimed to have heard about reports of deadly pathogens escaping from bio-labs in Ukraine, Georgia, and Kazakhstan that have killed people, asking “what if that’s true?”
Arguing that Americans don’t want to be “morally and ethically responsible” for lab accidents, Greene said the US federal government shouldn’t be “funding something that’s killing people” in another country or “here at home.”
Greene concluded her speech saying governments shouldn’t be “creating bioweapons. That’s evil and wrong.”
In 1975, the UN’s Biological Weapons Convention prohibited the development, production, acquisition, transfer, stockpiling, and use of biological or chemical weapons.
The federal government has confirmed the existence of “public health laboratories” in Ukraine, however, has consistently denied they are “bio-weapons” labs.
Likewise, the World Health Organization recently acknowledged the “public health laboratories” in Ukraine and said it advised Ukrainian officials to destroy the pathogens stored in the labs to prevent “accidental or deliberate release” during the ongoing Russian invasion.