(TheLibertyRevolution.Com)- Senator Rick Scott of Florida announced on Tuesday that he believes there should be an investigation into the behavior of the World Health Organization and its connection with China. Scott called for a full Congressional investigation into whether the WHO was complicit in the sharing of Chinese government propaganda and misinformation to “cover up” the seriousness of the coronavirus spread.
The Republican lawmaker also said he believes congressional hearings should take place to decide whether the United States continues funding WHO. As it stands, the United States covers 15% of the WHO’s annual budget, which is more than any other country.
Scott’s comments come just days after a WHO official was seen hanging up on a call with a journalist when asked a question about Taiwan, the nation-state that is controversially controlled by the Republic of China.
This is shameful. @WHO refuses to answer a basic question about #Taiwan, who they’ve refused to allow into the organization.
More and more, the WHO seems to be a pawn of the Chinese Communist Party, which is very dangerous for world health. https://t.co/5gsq7NlrP0
— Rick Scott (@SenRickScott) March 29, 2020
Scott shared the video of the interaction, labeling it “shameful.”
“WHO refused to answer a basic question about #Taiwan, who they’ve refused to allow into the organization,” Scott said.
Scott’s office released a statement on Tuesday outlining his calls for a full investigation into the relationship between China and who.
“They need to be held accountable for their role in promoting misinformation and helping Communist China cover up a global pandemic,” the statement says.
“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. Their inaction cost lives,” Scott added.
Despite the clear failings of the Chinese government, and the weeks spent trying to cover up the disease, Director-General of the WHO, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, praised the Chinese government for its “openness to sharing information.”