Led by U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., conservatives in Florida and throughout the nation are fired up over recent events in Cuba. While they may have some passing interest in what’s actually happening there, it’s becoming clear what they’re really interested in: using the Cuban events as a club against their domestic political opponents.
“As more information is revealed daily about the media’s role in downplaying the possibility that COVID-19 came from a lab in Wuhan, families in Florida and across America deserve answers and accountability,” Scott’s office insisted.
Scott has made similar requests of President Joe Biden, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.
Both senators agreed that China unleashed COVID-19 on the world, despite a recent statement from the head of the WHO mission to China to study the matter who said it is “extremely unlikely” the virus leaked from a lab in Wuhan.
Last week, U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., who sits on the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee, joined a letter to the World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus concerning Taiwan’s exclusion from the World Health Organization’s second session of the World Health Assembly (WHA).
Rubio’s original letter requested information regarding McKinsey & Company’s relationship with the Chinese Government and the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), including state-owned and state-run companies in China, and what impact those relationships have on McKinsey’s relationship with the United States Government.
“Taiwan has more than earned its place in the WHA with its contributions to global public health and work to save lives during the COVID-19 pandemic. The time to restore Taiwan’s observer status is now,” Yoho insisted.
Currently, the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities (CBPP) estimates that there are still percentages of adults and children in need of food and shows an increase of Floridians enrolled in SNAP between February and May.
The bill passed as 224 Democrats voted for it while 189 votes were cast against it as 7 Democrats joined 182 Republicans in opposing it while 17 members did not vote. Party lines held in the Florida delegation though three Republicans from the Sunshine State--U.S. Reps. Neal Dunn, Francis Rooney and Ted Yoho--did not vote. Rooney, who came down with coronavirus and is in his last months in Congress, has missed several votes this year.
On Thursday, the U.S. House Appropriations Committee passed on a party-line vote a $66 billion state and foreign operations bill which continues funding the World Health Organization (WHO) and supports expanded abortion rights.