In response to the White House’s Tuesday announcement that President Trump had formally withdrawn the United States from the World Health Organization, House Oversight Committee Ranking Member James Comer issued the following statement in support of the action:

“Withdrawing the United States from the World Health Organization was the right decision. China lied, the WHO complied, and Americans died. From the very start, the WHO and Secretary-General Tedros have proven that their priority has been to assist the Chinese government at the expense of the American people and the rest of the world. While China spread misinformation so it could hoard medical supplies, Tedros was praising them for their transparency. Now we also know that the WHO even lied to the world and this Committee about what China told them about the virus. Until the WHO undergoes some serious reforms, it doesn’t deserve our money or our membership.”