Statement from U.S. Senate Candidate Chele Farley Supporting America’s Withdrawal from the United Nations Human Rights Council

“I strongly endorse the Trump administration’s decision to withdraw from the United Nations Human Rights Council. The Council’s regular and repeated bias against the State of Israel is well documented - offering condemnations 70 times over the last 12 years.  In the past year alone, the Council has passed five resolutions against Israel, more than the number adopted against North Korea, Iran and Syria combined.

“It is clear that our continued membership in the hypocritical UN Human Rights Council merely provides legitimacy to serial human rights abusers such as China, Cuba, Venezuela and Iran.  America is, and will continue to be, the foremost voice for human rights in the world, but we cannot be deceived by or be complicit in an agenda of hatred or anti-Semitism under the banner of global cooperation."