Key Republican calls UN Human Rights Council ‘a waste of taxpayer dollars’Submitted by bobbyw24 on Mon, 01/24/2011 - 09:45
WASHINGTON – As part of their efforts to cut the federal budget, numerous House Republicans have made moves to slash US funding for the United Nations.
House Foreign Affairs Committee chair Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL.) has called for hearings to slash US funding for the United Nations' Human Rights Council (HRC), which she describes as "a waste of taxpayer dollars."
"I'd like to make sure that we once and for all kill all US funding for that beast," Ros-Lehtinen told The Hill. "Because I don't think that it advances US interests, I don't think that that's a pro-democracy group, it's a rogue's gallery, pariah states, they belong there because they don't want to be sanctioned."