Nikki Haley, U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. hit one out of the park yesterday. Well worth the 9 minutes to watch this video.
Amidst calls from UN members for her removal, she tells the UN, “Our principles are not up for a vote.”
She refers to a UN vote on Wednesday this week, when the UN General Assembly overwhelmingly voted for a resolution condemning the United States’ embargo on Cuba. The vote was 191-2, with Israel again being the only country to side with the U.S. ISRAEL, THE ONLY COUNTRY TO VOTE WITH THE US.
Among several other important things, she said, “Let’s be honest about what we really see going on here. This assembly does not have the power to end the U.S. embargo. It is based in U.S. law, which only the United States Congress can change.”
‘The statement from Ambassador Haley reiterated that the United States is an independent and sovereign nation that will not be bullied by nations that talk a good talk while at the same time carry out human rights abuses against their people. It was made clear that the United Nations does not control the U.S. Congress.’
‘Speaking to the assembly, Ambassador Haley explained that the United States is a democracy and that the people exercised their constitutional right to elect President Trump and that President Trump’s decision to leave the embargo in place is not up for debate.’ (Succinct explanation in single quotes by Micah Rate at Townhall.com)
After a few sentences to apologize for the 2016 decision by the Obama administration in the 25th of 26 consecutive annual votes by the UN to coerce the U.S. to end the embargo, Ambassador Haley stands her ground and pushes back against the UN oligathugs, “To those who are confused as to where the United States stands, let me be clear: as is their right under our Constitution, the American people have spoken. They have chosen a new president, and he has chosen a new ambassador to the United Nations.” She also clears the table with that statement regarding several calls within the UN for her resignation.
“The United States does not fear isolation in this chamber, or anywhere else. Our principles are not up for a vote.”
Watch Ambassador Haley’s speech. https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=75&v=ZGy85B1pk5A