The United Nations Human Rights Council was given one whole year to clean up their act. They didn’t do it so now the Trump administration is withdrawing from the UN Human Rights Council…’bout time! U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley called the 47-member council “a protector of human rights abusers, and a cesspool of political bias.” Ouch!
Haley cited “chronic bias” against Israel last year and said she didn’t see any progress.
The announcement also came a day after the U.N. denounced Trump after reports of DHS separating children from their parents. The truth is that most of the illegal children are unaccompanied minors but the false narrative is being pushed out by Democrats desperate for something to hang their hat on in the midterms.
Trump long has been critical of the UNHRC, which he has accused of showing a bias against Israel.
Fox News reports:
Haley last year slammed the body for its “relentless, pathological campaign” against Israel. Trump’s National Security Adviser John Bolton opposed the creation of the body when he served as the U.S. ambassador to the U.N. under President George W. Bush.
ANTI-ISRAEL OVER AND OVER AGAIN:
“The U.N. Human Rights Council is headed up by some of the worst human rights violators in the world. They are actually in the leadership of the Council year after year after year,” Republican Oklahoma Sen. James Lankford. “They are anti-Israel, over and over again. That is their constant drumbeat. So, I get it, we can try to be there, so we can try to be a participant in it. But when you are there, we vote no every time, and it just becomes a problem every time as well. So it doesn’t seem to make a difference whether we are there or not there.”