The Republican governor blasted the agreement on May 23 during a press conference in the city of Cape Coral. He said: "There is no way that we in Florida will ever support this WHO thing. That's not going to happen. No way."
"You saw a lot of these elites advocate very pernicious policies. Part of the reason people want to move [to Florida] is because we rejected those policies. But they advocated very pernicious policies, including locking kids out of school."
DeSantis' remarks came amid a push by the Biden administration to give up the nation's sovereignty in times of global health crises, such as pandemics. A proposed revision of Article 9 of the International Health Regulations (IHR) of 2005, coming from the Biden administration, removes the requirement for the WHO to "consult with and attempt to obtain verification from" an affected country.
The revised IHR also removes every subsequent reference to consult with the relevant state party. This effectively gives the WHO blanket power to declare outbreaks without the need to consult with the relevant health authorities of different countries. (Related: MEP Christine Anderson warns: WHO trying to "seize governmental power" through PANDEMIC TREATY.)
Reggie Littlejohn, the Women's Rights Without Frontiers founder and president, criticized the pandemic treaty in a May 18 op-ed for LifeSiteNews. She warned that if the treaty passes, it will "result in a significant erosion in U.S. sovereignty – in our ability to determine for ourselves whether something constitutes a health emergency and, if so, the best approach to that emergency."
"Even without the?consent of the U.S. government, the WHO could force the U.S. to vaccinate everyone [and] force mask mandates, lockdowns and quarantines. Do you want these same non-elected incompetents telling the U.S. how to handle the next pandemic?"
The GOP governor was not alone in condemning the pandemic treaty that threatens to encroach on the country's sovereignty. Other lawmakers from the party took to Twitter to express their sentiments.
"We must never allow [President Joe] Biden to use a 'pandemic treaty' to give control over American public health decisions to the corrupt WHO," tweeted Florida Sen. Marco Rubio.
Texas Rep. Ronny Jackson, meanwhile, urged Americans to "say no to the pandemic treaty." He tweeted: "The WHO pandemic treaty must be stopped. We cannot allow our national sovereignty to be surrendered to America Last, [pro-United Nations] bureaucrats."
Montana Sen. Steve Daines and Arkansas Sen. Tom Cotton wrote a letter to the Biden administration exhorting it to withdraw from the WHO. The two senators' May 20 letter argued that the "corrupt and inept" global health body showed an "abysmal lack of competence, [which] has destroyed the organization's credibility and undermined the public's confidence in it."
"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. [Since] the WHO cannot be trusted to properly exercise its current powers, it absolutely cannot be trusted with more power," Daines and Cotton wrote.
Prior to the GOP politicians sounding the alarm, a Member of the European Parliament (MEP) had issued a warning about the pandemic treaty. German MEP Christine Anderson warned that the treaty was an attempt by the WHO to "seize governmental power" under the guise of controlling public health situations.
The MEP from the far-right Alternative for Germany party described the treaty as a "direct attack on the rule of the people by the people, the most elementary principle of any democracy," even comparing the treaty to "nine foxes and a rabbit democratically voting on what to have for dinner."
"The plan, for anyone who can use [their] thinking skills, is easy to see through. A democratically non-legitimized body, into which the richest of the super-rich buy their way through donations, is to decide in the future whether a pandemic situation exists, in order to then directly take over governmental power," said Anderson.
Watch Harrison Smith below explaining how the WHO pandemic treaty undermines national sovereignty.
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