Florida Governor Ron DeSantis provided a brief remark at his Monday press conference about the proposed amendments to the World Health Organization’s Pandemic Treaty.
DeSantis commented that there’s “no way” Florida will support the United States participating in the global treaty.
“We in Florida, there is no way we will ever support this WHO thing to send our stuff,” DeSantis said.
“That’s not going to happen. No way.”
"We in Florida — there is no way we will ever support this W.H.O. thing," says @GovRonDeSantis speaking on the global pandemic treaty. "That's not going to happen. No way."
The treaty would require global cooperation and sharing of data, supplies, workers and other resources. pic.twitter.com/KkJsteSGnS
— Kyle Lamb (@kylamb8) May 23, 2022
Gov. Ron DeSantis: “We in Florida, there is no way we will ever support this WHO thing.” pic.twitter.com/b9F8l4XpdJ
— The Post Millennial (@TPostMillennial) May 23, 2022
Gov. Ron DeSantis on Biden Administration's attempts to hand sovereign actions to WHO during pandemics: "There is no way we will ever support this WHO thing to send our stuff … no way."https://t.co/BiLuvvrrVm
— Florida’s Voice (@FLVoiceNews) May 23, 2022
Florida’s Voice reported:
The World Health Organization has proposed a global accord on pandemic prevention. Supporters said the treaty will help countries deal with future pandemics by allowing countries to share data, vaccines, and equipment.
The Joe Biden Administration has come under fire from Republicans for planning to give the United States’ control over its pandemic response to The World Health Organization through the treaty.
“Any plan by the Biden administration to defer control over our national pandemic response to an international organization in the name of ‘pandemic prevention’ is an alarming dereliction of duty and against the interest of our country,” Florida U.S. Rep. Byron Donalds said in a statement earlier this month.
The non-profit Liberty Counsel criticizes the Biden administration for proposing amendments that would allow the WHO to “unilaterally intervene” into the affairs of nations if there is a suspected “health emergency.”
“If these amendments are approved, the WHO will have the power to declare an ‘international health emergency,’ nullifying the powers of nation states,” the Liberty Counsel said.
“Any action by President Biden should be in tandem with the Legislative Branch, particularly the United States Senate, under Article II, section 2 of the United States Constitution,” Donalds said.
Florida Sen. Rick Scott also called out the WHO Pandemic Treaty.