Meaningful research cannot be done anymore because it might contradict the politically correct narrative.
This quote, without context, can easily be attributed to a climate change denier or anti-vaxxer.
Tell that to the ONE DEMOCRAT MAYOR who dared to vote against abortion rights. He's now national news. Seems like there's a glass ceiling on Democrats who don't toe the company line.
Likewise, Scientists are not immune. You can only study things you can get GRANT money for. And there are HUGE swaths of political money for liberals studying "gender" and the like. There is no Department of Conservative Politics, the way there is a Department of Gender Studies and Department of Feminism (masquerading as "Women's Studies") on every campus. I could, if inclined, find over a dozen stories of professors who were attacked and even national news ran opinion articles attacking the concept of TENURE so that these angry liberals could destroy their careers. (Seems like a fun past-time for liberals these days is taking people's jobs. Nothing sure says "I disagree with you!" like taking away someone's ability to feed their kids. And because tenure prevents destroying people, they're against it. What compassion!)
Whereas (it at least seems like) the "conservative" money only involves either corporate bribes ("Coal is healthy OMGAWD", "Soda is healthy OMGAWD."), or other niche conservative platforms. They don't meddle with general science the way liberals do.
All that aside, note here: PLATFORMS != uniform distribution of resources. Anything that doesn't line up with someone's political agenda, isn't necessarily funded. And "The Truth" is rarely conveniently located inside an agenda. Agenda's push beliefs that are known, usually, so they're not likely to fund stuff to attack one's beliefs. People in power, rarely fund / push / allow things that would reduce or remove their power. Why would (most) people on the top want something that would throw them on the bottom, even if it's "for the better of society?" (Kind of like how NO congressmen and women actually want to reform congress. Why change 'The System' if that very system is the one that got them elected? Elected = The Top = Winner. Likewise, splitting California into multiple states or giving D.C. or Puerto Rico, or Guam statehood would change the electoral map from one EVERYONE knows how to game, to a brand new system they don't have any idea how to game. Therefor, it doesn't hapepn.)