I don’t like the sound of this!
Not one bit.
Mitt Romney is back in the spotlight teaming up with fellow Senator Chris Murphy to sponsor a Bill that would force President Trump to create a new government office and appoint a “global health coordinator”.
Whatever that is.
More government is never the answer.
And I do mean evvvvvvvvver.
I also love how some outlets are referring to this as a “bipartisan” effort between RINO Romney and Murphy.
Where is the Republican?
I don’t see one.
Our friends over at The Hill had more details:
A bipartisan pair of senators introduced legislation on Friday that would require President Trump to appoint a global health coordinator and create an inter-agency council charged with preparing for pandemics.
The bill, from Sens. Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) and Mitt Romney (R-Utah), comes after the White House garnered criticism in the midst of the coronavirus for a 2018 decision to disband the National Security Council's global health unit, a decision former national security adviser John Boltoncharacterized as a "streamlining."
"We clearly weren't prepared in this case, and we cannot waste time in establishing new organizations in the federal government that can identify and prepare for health threats before they become domestic crises," Murphy said in a statement.
Romney added that the U.S. response to the coronavirus had "exposed some glaring gaps in our nation’s capacity to respond to a pandemic."
"By establishing a health security council and dedicating a new NSC position to developing global health strategies and coordinating responses, our bill will better prepare us to confront the spread of another infectious disease," he said.
The bill would require Trump to create a Global Health Security Agenda Interagency Review Council, which would meet at least four times a year and consist of officials from across the federal government, to provide recommendations on and help carry out global health policy.
Trump would also have to appoint a coordinator for global health security, who would be responsible for coordinating the administration's response to global health emergencies, and would brief Congress at least twice a year.
Romney and Murphy are urging Trump to make the coordinator a person who has a "significant background and expertise in public health or emergency response management" and is a National Security Council employee.
RINO Romney himself tweeted this: