United Nations Ambassador Nikki Haley dropped the hammer on Tuesday, announcing that the United States is withdrawing from the controversial U.N. Human Rights Council.
As noted by Fox News, Haley slammed the 47-member council for being “a protector of human rights abusers, and a cesspool of political bias,” saying the U.S. would no longer participate in a group that has a hypocritical message.
Haley made it clear the U.S. was done wasting time and on a group that allows human rights abusers to sit on the council aimed at protecting human rights.
Here’s part of Haley’s explosive statement:
“I want to make it crystal clear that this step is not a retreat from our human rights commitments. On the contrary. We take this step because our commitment does not allow us to remain a part of a hypocritical and self-serving organization that makes a mockery of human rights. We did not make this decision lightly. When this administration began 17 months ago, we were well aware of the enormous flaws in the Human Rights Council. We could have withdrawn immediately. We did not do that. Instead, we made a good faith effort to resolve the problems.”
Haley slammed the U.N. for allowing nations like Venezuela, China, and Cuba to remain on the council despite a myriad of evidence that they have been committing human-rights violations.
Israeli Ambassador to the U.N. Danny Danon applauded the Trump administration for pulling the U.S. from the council, which has been inherently biased against Israel, while protecting human rights abusers:
“The Human Rights Council has long been the foe of those who truly care about human rights around the world. The United States has proven, yet again, its commitment to truth and justice and their unwillingness to allow the blind hatred of Israel in international institutions to stand unchallenged. We thank President Donald Trump, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Ambassador Nikki Haley for their leadership and call on the moral majority at the UN to hold all of its institutions accountable.”
Haley argued that the U.S. believes remaining on the council would lend it credibility, and that America will only rejoin when reforms are made.
The major move is also part of Trump’s “America First” policy, where the U.S. ensures that all of its decisions, deals, and partnerships are in the best interests of the American people.
The U.N. created a bogus council that is collecting tens of millions of dollars from the 47-members. It is ridiculous for the U.S. to remain part of the council — and pay annual dues, which come from taxpayers — when several of the members were guilty of committing the very crimes they claimed to be against.
The council has made it clear to many that it could care less about protecting human rights, which is evidenced by allowing countries with communist regimes as part of the group.
Many are applauding Haley and the Trump administration for leaving the “cesspool” that has been protecting human rights abusers for years while collecting massive paychecks from U.S. taxpayers.