GOP Senators Urge Biden to Withdraw US from the WHO

Two Republican senators are urging President Joe Biden to withdraw the US from the World Health Organization (WHO) because of the organization’s “abysmal lack of competence” during the Covid-19 outbreak, Fox News informed.

Sens. Steve Daines (R-Mont.) and Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) wrote to Biden on Friday, arguing that the United States must leave the “corrupt and inefficient” organization because of the agency’s shortcomings during the coronavirus outbreak.

WHO is a United Nations specialized organization in charge of international public health.

Senators oppose the Biden administration’s proposal to support revisions to the International Health Regulations (IHR) beginning January 18, which they claim will give the WHO more power at the expense of the United States and its allies.

They point to the WHO’s misleading declaration in January 2020 which said that the COVID-19 virus was not propagated via human-to-human transmission, as well as the WHO director general’s admiration for China’s pandemic response.

Daines and Cotton are requesting that the president remove the United States from that “corrupt organization” and withdraw the planned IHR reforms.

Finally, the senators say, that those proposed rules concern them very much because they jeopardize America’s sovereign ability to respond to public health catastrophes as we see fit.

The WHO could not be trusted to utilize its current powers appropriately, and it cannot be trusted with further power.”

The White House did not respond to requests for comment on the letter from Fox News Digital.

Over the last two years, members of Congress have criticized the WHO.

Lawmakers have referred to the group as a “puppet” of the Chinese Communist Party, accusing WHO of attempting to conceal the origins of COVID-19.

Last month, House Republicans intensified their investigation into COVID-19’s origins by sending a new series of letters to the Biden administration and scientists, requesting transparency and accountability.

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