Several top Republican senators voiced support for President Trump’s suggestion that the United States should be looking at the World Health Organization’s funding from the U.S. The organization is facing allegations that it has a pro-China bias, leading to a botched coronavirus response.
Trump criticized the WHO at the White House coronavirus task force briefing on Tuesday and he raised the possibility of putting a “very powerful hold” on the “vast amounts” of funds the U.S. gives it.
Sen. Lindsey Graham weighed in on Fox News soon after and said, “I’m going to take the burden off the president and in the next appropriations bill, there’s not going to be any money for the WHO,” the South Carolina Republican said. “I’m in charge of the Appropriations Subcommittee, and I’m not going to support funding the WHO under its current leadership.”
Sen. Marco Rubio, a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, said he would “work with the Trump administration to ensure the WHO is independent and has not been compromised by the CCP before we continue our current funding.”
Sen. Rick Scott of Florida called for a congressional investigation of the WHO earlier this month. “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,” he said.
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