On Thursday, Sen. Rick Scott (R-FL) proposed legislation to stop overreach from the World Health Organization (WHO), deeming the proposed “pandemic treaty” to be another instance of “dangerous globalist overreach.”
The proposed bill comes following the World Health Assembly’s consideration of a pandemic treaty which would provide the WHO with a significant increase in power and funding, “transferring much of the authority for pandemic control from member nations to the U.N. agency,” according to reporting from Breitbart News.
The treaty also includes amendments to the WHO’s International Health Regulations (IHR), proposed by the Biden administration, which would eliminate all requirements for the WHO to consult with member governments prior to declaring a disease outbreak.
Scott, chairman of the National Republican Senatorial Committee, introduced S.4305 on Thursday — which will “limit the authority of the World Health Organization in the United States and to oppose amendments to the WHO Constitution that have not been approved by Congress.”
The legislation would make certain that the WHO 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.
The press release goes on to note that the bill 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,” and would “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 also released a statement after he introduced the legislation, decrying the idea of giving U.S. sovereignty over to the WHO via a “pandemic treaty.”
“The W.H.O.’s radical ‘pandemic treaty’ is a dangerous globalist overreach,” he said. “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,” Scott continued.