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WASHINGTON, D.C. (LifeSiteNews) – The Biden administration should withdraw the United States from the “abysmal” World Health Organization (WHO), Republican Sens. Steve Daines of  Montana and Tom Cotton of Arkansas told the Biden administration in a letter sent Friday.

Fox News reports that the letter argues the WHO is “corrupt and inept” and exhibited an “abysmal lack of competence” in the wake of the 2020 COVID-19 outbreak, which “has destroyed the organization’s credibility and undermined the public’s confidence in it.”

“The WHO severely mismanaged the pandemic, failed to get public health information to the world, and willingly promoted misinformation that helped Communist China cover up its responsibility for a global pandemic,” the senators write.

The letter faults the White house for supporting “at least two measures intended to increase the power of the WHO at the expense of sovereign nations like our own”: proposed amendments to the January 18  International Health Regulations “that would, among other things, grant unilateral authority to declare public health emergencies of international or regional concern to the WHO’s Director General and Regional Directors, respectively”; and “negotiation of a new international pandemic treaty over the next two years which seems intended to grant evermore sweeping powers to the WHO.”

“We are deeply troubled by these proposed policies that threaten to erode America’s sovereign power to address public health emergencies as we see fit,” Daines and Cotton declare. “The WHO cannot be trusted to properly exercise its current powers; it absolutely cannot be trusted with more power.”

Since 2020, critics have faulted the WHO for, among other offenses, opposing bans on travel from China that could have limited the reach of COVID-19, and for legitimizing the false claims coming out of the Chinese government that initially downplayed the gravity of the situation and covered up the Communist regime’s mishandling of it.

“In December [2019], the WHO refused to act on or publicize Taiwan’s warning that the new respiratory infection emerging in China could pass from human to human,” Republican Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida wrote in April 2020. “In mid January [2020], despite accumulating evidence of patients contracting what we now know as COVID-19 from other people, the organization repeated the [Chinese Communist Party’s] lie that there was no evidence of human-to-human transmission. In January, the WHO, at Beijing’s behest, also blocked Taiwan from participating in critical meetings to coordinate responses to the coronavirus and even reportedly provided wrong information about the virus’s spread in Taiwan.”

In April 2020, former President Donald Trump announced a temporary suspension of the more than $400 million the United States sends the pro-abortion U.N. entity every year, pending a review of its “role in severely mismanaging and covering up the spread of the coronavirus.”

A month later, he notified WHO general-director Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus that the administration’s review “confirmed many of the serious concerns I raised last month” as to the international body’s “repeated missteps” and “China centric” nature, and that withdrawal would be permanent if the WHO didn’t “commit to major substantive improvements,” including “demonstrat[ing] independence from China.”

The Trump administration announced it would cut ties with the WHO for good later that month, and submitted its formal withdrawal notice in July. Upon taking office, however, President Joe Biden notified the WHO that it would contribute $200 million by the end of February 2021, restoring the foreign aid the Trump administration had canceled and asserting a “renewed commitment” to the organization.

STOP THE WHO POWER-GRAB! Contact the Permanent Mission of the U.S. to the U.N. in Geneva TODAY.