Sen. Rick Scott (R-Fla.) is calling for a congressional investigation into the World Health Organization for its "role in helping Communist China cover up" critical information about the coronavirus.
In a statement, Scott said the WHO is acting as a "pawn" for China's communist government.
Specifically, Scott is accusing the WHO of "willfully parroting propaganda from the Chinese Communist Party," "praising China's coronavirus response and transparency" despite facts showing China has been anything but transparent, allowing China to use top WHO advisers for their propaganda, and refusing to address concerns about the WHO's relationship — or lack thereof — with Taiwan.
The mission of the WHO is to get public health information to the world so every country can make the best decisions to keep their citizens safe. When it comes to Coronavirus, the WHO failed. They need to be held accountable for their role in promoting misinformation and helping Communist China cover up a global pandemic.
We know Communist China is lying about how many cases and deaths they have, what they knew and when they knew it – and the WHO never bothered to investigate further. Their inaction cost lives.
Interestingly, the United States is the primary funder for the WHO, contributing nearly 15% of the international body's annual budget. On the other hand, China contributes just .21% of China's annual budget.
Scott said a congressional investigation into the WHO should review whether the U.S. taxpayers continue to fund the WHO.
"As soon as Congress is back in session, there should be a hearing, along with a full investigation, to review whether American taxpayers should continue to spend millions of dollars every year to fund an organization that willfully parroted propaganda from the Chinese Communist Party," Scott said.
Not only has the WHO carried China's water, but its director-general, Tedros Adhanom, appears to have a symbiotic relationship with Chinese President Xi Jinping, further indicating why the WHO has so heavily relied on China during the COVID-19 crisis.