DONE! GOP Introduces Bill To DEFUND The United Nations [VIDEO]

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Sen. Ted Cruz teamed up with Sen. Lindsey Graham to introduce a resolution to defund the United Nations unless it reverses its vote condemning Israel’s occupation of the West Bank and East Jerusalem.

“Twenty-two percent of the money to fund the U.N. comes from the American taxpayer,” Graham said during a joint interview with Cruz on MSNBC. “I don’t think it’s a good investment for the American taxpayer to give money to an organization that condemns the only democracy in the Middle East.”

“The only way to get their attention — we can give speeches, we can pass resolutions and the U.N. is going to ignore what we say; but if you cut off their money, that gets their attention,” Cruz said. “And I think we’ve real prospects of seeing this thing move through Congress and actually turning this thing around.”

The U.S. gives about $8 billion to the U.N. every year in voluntary and mandatory payments. If that seems like a lot, it is. It’s way more than anyone else pays.

Washington Examiner reports:

Cruz announced his intention to come up with such a bill shortly after the December vote, and he slammed the Obama administration for not standing up to the U.N.

The U.S. abstained from the resolution, allowing it to pass through the U.N. Security Council. While the U.S. abstained, Cruz said the resolution was coordinated by U.S. diplomats and allowed to pass by Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry.

“On the way out, he’s struck out repeatedly at Israel and he’s done real damage,” Cruz said.

The best way to mitigate that damage is to get the resolution undone, and the Republican senators believe the easiest way to do that is to stop paying for the U.N.

“If you cut off their money, that gets their attention and I think we’ve got real prospects of seeing this thing moved through Congress,” he said.

“What brings us together today is an issue that that I think really unites… it unites Republicans, but it ought to unite Democrats, it does unite Americans- and that’s standing with Israel,” Cruz told FOX News.

YouTube video courtesy of SenTedCruz

Graham said it’s time for Congress to step up its dealings in the foreign policy arena.

“This was John Kerry and Obama taking a slap at Israel, and we’re going to push back,” he said.

It’s time to get out of the U.N.

And it’s time to boot the U.N. out of the UNITED SATES!

[H/T Conservative Tribune]

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