Rep. Roy calls on Biden administration to reject WHO pandemic agreement
On Monday, Representative Chip Roy (TX-21) submitted a comment letter to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) urging HHS to reject a new pandemic treaty being negotiated at the World Health Organization (WHO).
Representative Roy wrote, “The COVID-19 pandemic exposed the corruption at the WHO, its deep-rooted ties to the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), and its stranglehold on the American public health regime.”
The congressman laid out several instances of blatant organizational corruption including the WHO ignoring Taiwan’s early warnings about the spread of COVID-19 and trumpeting CCP propaganda that there was “no clear evidence of human-to-human transmission.”
Representative Roy said, “Instead of holding the WHO accountable for its actions during COVID-19, the INB’s proposal would further empower it as the authority on ‘international health work’ with the power to craft global responses.”
Representative Roy also reminded HHS Secretary Becerra that Article II, Section 2, Clause 2 of the Constitution requires that treaties must be submitted to the Senate for advice and consent.
“Instead of further legitimizing the WHO by making the United States a party to a new pandemic treaty, the Biden administration should withdraw from this organization (as the previous administration wisely did), cease all support for the WHO, and hold it accountable for its myriad failures,”Representative Roy concluded.