Monday, U.S. Rep. Mike Rogers' (R-Saks) congressional office announced he had reintroduced the American Sovereignty Restoration Act of 2022 (HR 7806), which would withdraw the United States from the United Nations (U.N.) and the World Health Organization (WHO).
Rogers called the United Nations "useless" and questioned its failure to act on human rights atrocities in China.
"The United Nations has repeatedly proven itself to be an utterly useless organization," Rogers said in a statement accompanying the announcement. "The U.N.'s founding charter states the U.N.'s mission 'to reaffirm faith in fundamental human rights, in the dignity and worth of the human person, in the equal rights of men and women and of nations large and small.' However, the U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet has proven herself to be nothing more than a puppet for the Chinese Communist Party – aiding the CCP in playing down the very real and horrifying genocide being carried out against Uyghurs.
"It's unconscionable that China continues to sit on the U.N. Human Rights Council even as it carries out this disturbing genocide on top of its numerous and daily violations of basic human rights. It's clear the U.N. has abandoned the ideals set in its founding charter, and that's why, among many other reasons, I've reintroduced legislation to withdraw the United States from the U.N."
Rogers said his opposition to the United States' participation in the World Health Organization was based on what he claimed to be a cover-up of the origins of COVID-19.
"This legislation would also withdraw the United States from the corrupt World Health Organization," Rogers added. "The WHO lost all credibility when they chose to put public health second to the Chinese Communist Party by helping the CCP cover up the origins of COVID-19."
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