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By Tara Kavaler || Arizona Republic
Arizona’s most conservative Republican members in the U.S. House of Representatives are doubling down on COVID-19-related legislative efforts.
Rep. Eli Crane, R-Ariz., announced in a video released last week he was a cosponsor of the WHO Withdrawal Act. The bill, introduced by fellow Rep. Andy Biggs, would compel President Biden to cut ties with the World Health Organization.
Crane called the agency, which is part of the United Nations, a “corrupt pawn of Communist China.”
“How many of you guys liked the fact that in this country, if you lived in a blue state or had a governor that was all about the lockdowns and the mandates, you could move somewhere like Florida and get away from that stuff. I know I sure do and I know a lot of you do as well,” Crane said in his video. “And if you want to see that type of thing continue, then please help us support this type of legislation.”
Rep. Paul Gosar, R-Ariz., was one of the original cosponsors to the legislation in 2022 when Biggs sponsored the bill. Beginning with his opposition to the speakership of Rep. Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., Crane has joined Biggs and Gosar to form the far right wing of Arizona’s congressional delegation.