Senator Martha McSally (R-AZ) called on World Health Organization (WHO) Director, Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, to resign, on account of the group’s assistance helping China cover-up the severity of COVID-19.
It’s unconscionable that the WHO has helped China cover-up its mishandling of the coronavirus crisis for months, while thousands die globally. I’m calling on the Director-General of the WHO to resign. pic.twitter.com/f2TItzZcnh— Martha McSally (@SenMcSallyAZ) April 2, 2020
The Arizona Republican and decorated Air Force veteran has been a fierce GOP voice on Capitol Hill during the partisan fight over accountability for China. The WHO’s budget, funded by taxpayers, was $4.8 billion for 2020-21. Sen. McSally pointed to the communist regime’s faulty reporting on the real number of deaths due to coronavirus, which originated in China, and the WHO’s complicity:
"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, so this report is not surprising at all. 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. McSally said during an interview with Fox Business’s Maria Bartiromo.
Sen. McSally announced Wednesday that she is suspending campaign fundraising and donating her paycheck to charitable causes during COVID-19; last week, Sen. McSally introduced a bill to stop Senate pay all together until a relief package eventually passed the upper chamber.