Former U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley ripped Joe Biden’s move to reclaim a seat on the controversial Human Rights Council saying the group includes “tyrants & dictators.”
“The Biden admin wants a seat back at the table w/ tyrants & dictators,” Haley said. “The US should not give credibility to the sham UN Human Rights Council.”
“A group that covers for the world’s worst human rights violators and spends most of its time attacking Israel,” she added.
From Fox News:
Her remarks were bolstered in subsequent years by the continued election of countries with poor records on human rights to the council. Cuba, China and Russia were elected the council last year. Saudi Arabia was on the ballot but failed to drum up enough support to win a seat.
The Trump administration branded their election a “mockery.”
A year earlier, the U.N. General Assembly elected Libya, Sudan and Venezuela to the Council. Venezuela in particular drew astonishment for its election, considering it has seen massive human rights abuses and mass poverty under the socialist Maduro regime.
In July, 53 countries at the U.N., led by Cuba, came out in support of China’s national security law – a law that has formed the basis of the crackdown on the people of Hong Kong.
On Wednesday, Blinken said the U.S. will seek a three-year term starting next year, while also acknowledging that the body is in need of reform and needs to stop focusing so much on Israel.
THE BIDEN ADMIN WANTS A SEAT BACK AT THE TABLE W/ TYRANTS & DICTATORS.
THE US SHOULD NOT GIVE CREDIBILITY TO THE SHAM UN HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL. A GROUP THAT COVERS FOR THE WORLD’S WORST HUMAN RIGHTS VIOLATORS AND SPENDS MOST OF ITS TIME ATTACKING ISRAEL. HTTPS://T.CO/WQYVLLXDOR
— NIKKI HALEY (@NIKKIHALEY) FEBRUARY 24, 2021