Sen. Rick Scott (R-FL) on Thursday introduced a measure to stop overreach from the World Health Organization (W.H.O.), deeming the proposed “pandemic treaty” another instance of “dangerous globalist overreach.”
The National Republican Senatorial Committee chairman introduced S.4305 — or a “bill to limit the authority of the World Health Organization on the United States and to oppose amendments to the WHO Constitution that have not been approved by Congress.” Ultimately, the bill would ensure that the W.H.O. would not be able to “unilaterally impose public health restrictions on the United States and violate America’s national sovereignty,” according to the senator’s press release.
Senator Scott’s legislation would:
- Prevent any U.S. official from treating as binding any directive or order issued from the World Health Assembly, the WHO, or its agents or branches.
- Require America’s representatives to the WHO to oppose any changes to the WHO charter unless both Houses of Congress vote to adopt the change in a joint resolution.
Scott said in a statement:
The W.H.O.’s radical ‘pandemic treaty’ is a dangerous globalist overreach. The United States of America must never give more power to the WHO. The WHO is a puppet for Xi Jinping, controlled by the Chinese Communist Party, and helped Beijing cover up the origins of COVID-19.
“We must quickly pass this bill to ensure that public health matters in the country remain in the hands of Americans, not globalist puppets working for Communist China,” he added.