Two GOP Senators Call Upon Biden to Pull US Out of ‘Corrupt and Inept’ World Health Organization

Sens. Steve Daines (R-MT) and Tom Cotton (R-AR) are urging President Joe Biden to pull the United States out of the World Health Organization.

While the senators want Biden to leave the WHO as a whole, Daines and Cotton especially take issue with the Biden administration’s plan to support amendments to the International Health Regulations (IHR) from January 18, which they assert will increase the international organization’s power at the expense of the U.S. and its allies.

“We urge you to not only rescind your administration’s proposed January 18, 2022, amendments to the International Health Regulations (IHR), but also to withdraw the United States from this corrupt and inept international organization,” the Republican senators wrote in a letter sent to the president that was posted by Fox News.

“The WHO has demonstrated an abysmal lack of competence throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, which has destroyed the organization’s credibility and undermined the public’s confidence in it,” they declared. “The WHO severely mismanaged the pandemic, failed to get public health information to the world, and willingly promoted misinformation that helped Communist China cover up its responsibility for a global pandemic.”

https://twitter.com/SenTomCotton/status/1527720250657087491

The World Health Organization is a part of the United Nations, according to the WHO’s website.

Many on the right are likely to support the idea of having the U.S. withdraw from the WHO, but a Democrat president like Joe Biden is very unlikely to make such a move.

The Trump administration had planned on pulling the U.S. out of the World Health Organization in 2021, but upon taking office, Biden reversed course.

The president sent a letter to United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres in January of 2021, affirming his decision for the U.S. to remain a member of the WHO, addressed as “Letter to His Excellency António Guterres.”

“This letter constitutes a retraction by the Government of the United States of the letter dated July 6, 2020, notifying you that the Government of the United States intended to withdraw from the World Health Organization (WHO), effective July 6, 2021. The United States intends to remain a member of the World Health Organization,” Biden’s letter stated.

“The WHO plays a crucial role in the world’s fight against the deadly COVID-19 pandemic as well as countless other threats to global health and health security. The United States will continue to be a full participant and a global leader in confronting such threats and advancing global health and health security,” the letter continued.