Ted Cruz And Lindsey Graham Introduces Draft Law To Cut U.N. Funds

Ted Cruz And Lindsey Graham

Ted Cruz And Lindsey Graham

Ted Cruz and Lindsey Graham have teamed on a bill that will de-fund the U.N. unless it reverses a resolution passed recently that obstructs Israel’s settlement expansion.

“Twenty-two percent of the money to fund the U.N. comes from the American taxpayer,” said Graham 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,” explained Cruz. “And I think we’ve real prospects of seeing this thing move through Congress and actually turning this thing around.”

It was Ted Cruz that came up with the idea shortly after the anti-Israel resolution with Sen. Lindsey Graham joining him to help push it through congress.

This all started on Dec. 23 after a UN vote that had proclaimed Israeli settlements in East Jerusalem and West Bank to be unlawful.

Talking on Fox News, Cruz explained, “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.”

This strategy makes sense since the biggest portion of the funds that the U.N. gets are from the United States. ”Each year the United States gives approximately $8 billion in mandatory payments and voluntary contributions to the United Nations and its affiliated organizations … If that seems like a lot, it is — far more than anyone else pays.”
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