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Sen. Graham Vows to Cut WHO Out of Next Funding Bill

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Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., right, accompanied by Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, left, speaks as President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee, Brett Kavanaugh, a federal appeals court judge, appears before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2018, to begin his confirmation to replace retired Justice Anthony Kennedy. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

As President Donald Trump called out the World Health Organization’s bungling of the global coronavirus pandemic, Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., vowes to cut WHO out of the next U.S. funding bill unless it changes its leadership.

“I’m not going to support funding the WHO under its current leadership,” Graham, the chairman Senate Appropriations subcommittee overseeing foreign operation, told Fox News’ “The Daily Briefing” on Tuesday. “They’ve been deceptive, they’ve been slow, and they’ve been Chinese apologists.

“I don’t think they’re a good investment under the current leadership for the United States, and until they change their behavior and get new leadership I think it’s in America’s best interest to withhold funding because they have failed miserably when it comes to the coronavirus.”

Graham’s comments echo those of Trump during the coronavirus task force daily briefing Tuesday night.

Graha, though, said his work in the Senate would “take the burden off the president” from cutting funding to WHO. Trump had faced impeachment by House Democrats last summer for delaying aid to Ukraine, circumventing congressional appropriations.

Trump’s fiscal 2021 budget request cut funding from 2020’s $123 million, according to Bloomberg, to about $58 million.

Sen. Rick Scott, R-Fla., wants an investigation into WHO, alleging it assisted in a “Communist China cover up,” The Hill reported.

via newsmax

3 COMMENTS

  1. Graham has FINALLY CRAWLED out of the SWAMP!! AND has become a STAUNCH backer of our GREAT POTUS TRUMP!!! ABOUT TIME!!

  2. W.H.O. and the U.N. are not supporters of America. They are globalists, and hate our values.
    I don’t see why we need them at all. Let all the other nations eat themselves if that’s what they want.
    The U.S.A. should not fund either one of them. I’m tired of being the piggybank for everyone but me, here and abroad. I’m not the only one who thinks like that.
    China gives 1%, U.S.A. gives 20%? Why is it that the richer you are, others always expect ‘giving more’ is appropriate? If we are all supposed to be equals in an organization like W.H.O., then all the nation members should fork over the exact same funding.
    China lied, people died. Make them pay.

    • Why are we(USA) even working with this communist country or any country that hates the POTUS. Drop all of them from the budget 100%.

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