Lawrence David| Opinion| There are mounting calls to hold both China and the World Health Organization accountable for the economic destruction and death that is spreading across the globe.
Not surprisingly, those calls are coming from members of only one party…
Sen. Ted Cruz: A reevaluation of World Health Organization (WHO) leadership is urgently called for. By consistently bending to the Chinese Communist Party, from downplaying the severity of the #coronavirus to systematically excluding Taiwan, it has lost the credibility necessary to be effective.
Sen. Martha McSally: “I’ve never trusted a communist. And their cover-up of this virus that originated with them, has caused unnecessary deaths around America and around the world. “
“The WHO needs to stop covering for them.”
“I think Dr. Tedros needs to step down. We need to take some action to address this issue. It’s just irresponsible, it’s unconscionable what they have done here while we have people dying across the globe.”
Sen. Ben Sasse: “The World Health Organization is supposed to fight diseases, not coddle tyrants. We’re in the middle of a public health crisis, but after Americans beat this virus we need to have a serious reckoning with the World Health Organization.”
Sen. Rick Scott: “The mission of the WHO is to get public health information to the world so every country can make the best decisions to keep their citizens safe. When it comes to Coronavirus, the WHO failed. They need to be held accountable for their role in promoting misinformation and helping Communist China cover up a global pandemic. 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. As soon as Congress is back in session, there should be a hearing, along with a full investigation, to review whether American taxpayers should continue to spend millions of dollars every year to fund an organization that willfully parroted propaganda from the Chinese Communist Party.”
Examples of the WHO acting as pawn for Communist China include:
Chinese state-run media continually using World Health Organization official Bruce Aylward’s comments for its propaganda.
–Praising China’s Coronavirus response and transparency, even as Chinese officials noted the issues with their own response to the Coronavirus.
-Refusing to answer basic questions about Taiwan, who they’ve refused to allow into the organization.
-Willfully parroting propaganda from the Chinese Communist Party, spreading misinformation that puts families’ health at risk – see more in the Tweet below.
Preliminary investigations conducted by the Chinese authorities have found no clear evidence of human-to-human transmission of the novel #coronavirus (2019-nCoV) identified in #Wuhan, #China🇨🇳. pic.twitter.com/Fnl5P877VG
— World Health Organization (WHO) (@WHO) January 14, 2020
Sen. Marco Rubio: “Once this pandemic is under control, WHO leadership should be held to account. That includes Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, who has allowed Beijing to use the WHO to mislead the global community.”
Those calling for accountability to date are all… Republicans.
We’re still waiting for the Peoples’ Democratic Party of American to comment but here is their chairman-in-waiting shilling for China not so long ago…
‘Chairman Biden:’ China is going to eat our lunch? Come on, man.
They can’t figure out how they are going to deal with the corruption that exists within the system.
I mean, you know, they’re not bad folks, folks. But guess what, they’re not competition for us.”