Pence: U.S. will ask "tough questions" of WHO on how it "could have been so wrong"

by Jordyn Pair · Apr 9th, 2020 8:00 am

Last Updated Apr 9th, 2020 at 8:43 am

Vice President Mike Pence told Hannity on Wednesday that the United States will ask "tough questions" of the World Health Organization about its handling of the coronavirus pandemic after its leaders warned the U.S. about "politicizing" the virus.

"This is a president who believes in accountability, and the American taxpayers provide tens of millions of dollars to the World Health Organization," Pence said. "And as the president said yesterday, I suspect we will continue to do that, but that doesn't mean that at the right time in the future we aren't going to ask the tough questions about how the World Health Organization could have been so wrong."

Pence said WHO was downplaying the threat of the coronavirus "literally at the same time" President Trump put together the coronavirus task force and suspended travel from China.

"We'll get to the answers of that and we'll create accountability, just like the American people would want us to do," Pence said.

The vice president also said that the number of new cases in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, and Louisiana shows "evidence of the beginning of a stabilization."


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