Lindsey Graham and Ted Cruz: Defund the UN unless it repeals its anti-Israel vote
From Lindsey Graham:
“It’s that important to me,” [Graham] told CNN. “This is a road we haven’t gone down before. If you can’t show the American people that international organizations can be more responsible, there is going to be a break. And I am going to lead that break.”
“I will do everything in my power, working with the new administration and Congress, to leave no doubt about where America stands when it comes to the peace process and where we stand with the only true democracy in the Middle East, Israel,” Graham added.
He later told CNN’s Dana Bash that US funding accounts for 22% of the UN’s budget.
“Trump is a good negotiator. Let’s see if this give him some leverage,” he said, adding if the world body overturned the measure, the UN “has got a chance to reset and let the new administration restart the peace process.”From Ted Cruz:
Spoke w/ Israeli PM @netanyahu tonight to wish him Happy Chanukah & assure him of strong support in Congress. No US $ for UN until reversed.— Ted Cruz (@tedcruz) December 24, 2016