Kirsters Baish| Americans had ought to be very proud of the United States Ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki Haley. She doesn’t take crap from anyone, and has been a huge asset to President Trump’s administration. Haley is always calling out the corrupt politicians of the world when they are out of line. She has made it very clear that when it comes to the treatment of Israel, she will not sit by and watch the other countries of the world pick on them.
Bloomberg reported (based on what anonymous sources told them) that it is expected that Nikki Haley and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will be pulling out of the United Nations Human Rights Council. Haley warned the United Nations multiple times that she would take action if necessary, so if this is true, it wouldn’t come as much of a shock.
The United Nations Ambassador alluded that this may be on the horizon in a speech she gave last year. During the speech, she specifically pointed to the council’s “relentless, pathological campaign” against Israel. She explained that they were ignoring human rights violations all over the world.
“For our part, the United States will not sit quietly while this body, supposedly dedicated to human rights, continues to damage the cause of human rights,” Haley said during the speech.
“In the end, no speech and no structural reforms will save the members of the Human Rights Council from themselves,” she stated.
Conservative Tribune reports:
The expected announcement of withdrawal comes just one day after the council’s commissioner had rebuked Trump’s immigration policies and called it “unconscionable” how the children of illegal immigrants were being separated from their parents at the southern border, ignoring the fact that similar situations occurred under previous presidents, albeit with much less intense and negative media coverage.
The council had also attacked Trump’s economic policies in the past, such as the tax cuts, which the council viewed as making income inequality even worse in America as the wealthy derived a larger benefit from the cuts than the poor.
Aside from the fact that economics and tax cuts don’t seem to be the most pressing violations of human rights, if even related at all, the attacks ignore the economic fundamentals that those who pay the most in taxes will always benefit more from tax cuts than those who pay very little in the first place.
The Associated Press explained that the possible withdrawal is just the most recent thing that the Trump administration would be doing to enforce their “America First” motto. President Trump has pulled out of numerous agreements and groups that were not benefiting our country. Good examples are the Paris Climate Accord and the Iran nuclear deal.
While President Trump’s critics are not happy about the move, there was fair warning that such a move would be on the horizon. Haley previously condemned the United Nations council, calling it a “forum for politics, hypocrisy and evasion.” She claimed that members of the council (Burundi, China, Cuba, Saudi Arabia, and Venezuela) did not “uphold the highest standards” on human rights that they allowed for everyone else, in Israel.
The council has targeted Israel time and time again, but Haley continues to stick up for the nation.
The expected withdrawal is a historic move, if it actually does happen.