Senator Tom Cotton said Tuesday that the onus is on China to produce evidence that will dispute the global intelligence assessment that there is a high possibility that the coronavirus could have leaked from the Wuhan Institute of Virology.

Appearing on Fox News, Cotton said “all of the evidence — albeit circumstantial — points directly at those labs.”

“The fact that they use bats, that they research coronaviruses, that they have a history of bad safety practices, that the original person infected with the virus had no contact with the [seafood] market — all of that is circumstantial evidence to be sure,” cotton conceded.

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