U.S. withdraws from farcical U.N. Human Rights Council

(Paul Mirengoff) Today, the Trump administration pulled the U.S. out of the cesspool known as the United Nations Human Rights Council. It did so in protest of the presence of notorious human rights abusers on the commission, as well as the commission’s blatant bias against Israel.
Nikki Haley, our splendid U.N. ambassador, issued a blistering critique of the Council, explaining that it has become a “protector of human rights abusers and a cesspool of political bias.” She cited the admission of Congo as a member even as mass graves were being discovered there. She also noted the failure to address human rights abuses in Venezuela and Iran.
Haley and Secretary of State Pompeo are to be congratulated for this move. The U.S. should not be associated with such an organization of in any way lend it credibility. We strike a blow for human rights by refusing to be.
The Washington Post’s Carol

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