The Wisconsin senator went on to say that such failure “should not be rewarded with a new international treaty that would increase the WHO’s power at the expense of American sovereignty.”
“I’m proud to reintroduce this legislation to hold the WHO accountable for their failures and increase transparency for the American people,” he went on to say in the release. “The sovereignty of the United States is not negotiable.”
Johnson told American Faith that early in the pandemic, “it became obvious that the WHO was being unduly influenced by China,” calling out the global body’s relationship with one of America’s top adversaries.
“Any agreement that the Biden Administration reaches with the WHO should be deemed a treaty and come before the Senate for ratification,” the senator added. “That process remains the best safeguard of U.S. sovereignty—which should never be surrendered.”
Johnson introduced the legislation in May 2022.
The press release notes the following senators have also signed on to the bill: Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), Bill Hagerty (R-Tenn.), John Barrasso (R-Wyo.), Mike Lee (R-Utah), Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.), Rick Scott (R-Fla.), John Hoeven (R-N.D.), Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), Ted Cruz (R-Texas), Steve Daines (R-Mont.), Thom Tillis (R-N.C.), Tom Cotton (R-Ark.), Mike Braun (R-Ind.), Tommy Tuberville (R-Ala.), Roger Marshall (R-Kan.), and Katie Britt (R-Ala.).