What do the Republican Candidates Believe About the United Nations and Global Governance?
Y=Supports N= does not support ?= inconclusive
Ben Carson N
“I don’t like the United Nations, and unless they change, I would not participate, I would de-fund them.”
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Ted Cruz: N
Cruz: US should withdraw from UN Human Rights Commission
Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) is calling on the United States to withdraw its membership from the United Nations Human Rights Commission over its vote Friday to condemn Israel for the 2014 conflict with Palestinians.
The commission voted 41-1 on the resolution Friday, with five abstentions, to condemn Israel for targeting civilians. America was the only country to vote against it.
Sen. Cruz to U.N.: Israel Is Not a Terrorist Organization
Sends letter to U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) today sent a letter to United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon regarding his outrage that the State of Israel may be added to the U.N.’s list of “parties to conflict who commit grave violations against children.”
“This designation would falsely and shamefully equate Israel with some of the most barbaric terrorist organizations around the world,” Sen. Cruz wrote. “Mr. Secretary-General, I submit that, should you determine to add more parties to your list, you should focus on those who actually exploit their own children as human shields, indoctrinate and raise their children to glorify violence and martyrdom, and target the children of others to achieve their destructive goals who should receive priority consideration, such as Hamas and Palestine Islamic Jihad…
John Kasich: ?
And the deal with Iran, you know, they’re not only to get a nuclear weapon, but now they’re going to have all this cash to support the Hamases and the Hezbollahs. It’s a very bad agreement. And so — and over in Asia —
HANNITY: You’d repeal it from day one?
KASICH: Well, look, my sense on that is — I mean, I don’t know where we’re going to be. I hope the Senate is going to have such a profound impact —
HANNITY: I don’t think so.
KASICH: Well, we will see. And if it’s a bad deal, we absolutely will have to do what’s in the best interests of the United States of America, not in the best interest of the United Nations
in 2001, Kasich joined Lehman Brothers’ investment banking division as a managing director. He remained at Lehman Brothers until it declared bankruptcy in 2008. Lehman Brothers paid Kasich a $182,692 salary and $432,200 bonus in 2008. Kasich stated that the bonus was for work performed in 2007.
After leaving Congress, Kasich went to work for Fox News, hosting Heartland with John Kasich on the Fox News Channel and guest-hosting The O’Reilly Factor, filling in for Bill O’Reilly as needed. Kasich also occasionally appeared as a guest on Hannity & Colmes.
Kasich has also authored three books. Courage is Contagious, published in 1998, made the New York Times bestseller list. His second book, Stand for Something: The Battle for America’s Soul was published in 2006. Kasich’s most recent book, Every Other Monday, was also a New York Times bestseller.
Marco Rubio: N
Rubio: Obama Should Come To American People First With Iran Deal, Not United Nations
Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) today issued the following statement regarding the Obama Administration’s attempt to pursue a United Nations Security Council resolution to implement the Iran nuclear agreement before the American people have had a chance to approve it through their representatives in Congress:
“It is absolutely unacceptable that the Obama Administration is seeking a United Nations Security Council resolution rubber-stamping the nuclear deal with Iran as soon as next week. The resolution, which instructs member states to avoid taking any action that might undermine the agreement and codifies the eventual lifting of key arms embargoes on Iran, is a clear attempt to finalize this flawed and dangerous deal before Congress has even had the opportunity to review it.”
Rubio Introduces United Nations Reform Bill
Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Marco Rubio, a member of the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations, today introduced legislation to implement comprehensive and long-overdue reforms at the United Nations (UN) to ensure greater transparency and accountability. Rubio issued the following statement with the introduction of the legislation:
“The U.S. should not continue funding the lion’s share of the UN’s budget without, at a minimum, several key reforms to ensure greater accountability and transparency. Nearly 70 years ago, the United Nations was founded to maintain the peace after the end of World War II. While at some times throughout its history the UN has played an effective role in global affairs, today it is plagued by ineffective leadership, excessive bureaucracy, ethical abuses, misspending and transparency problems…
…Withholds U.S. contributions to any UN entity that grants full membership to the Palestinian Authority in the absence of a negotiated peace settlement with Israel…
Donald Trump: Y
Trump Says He Could Save U.N. Nearly $1 Billion
New York billionaire entrepreneur Donald Trump says he can potentially save the United Nations $1 billion. Could it be a case of unexpected humanitarianism, hyper-aggressive business, bravado, or perhaps all of the above?
In an interview with ABCNEWS.com, the real estate and casino mogul says the perpetually cash-strapped organization has massively overvalued the preliminary projected cost for renovating and expanding its 50-year-old historic headquarters on the East River in Manhattan.
Donald Trump Named Goodwill Ambassador to Mexico
NEW YORK CITY – Real estate mogul Donald Trump has secured a post as the United Nations Goodwill Ambassador to Mexico, on the heels of calling Mexican citizens drug dealers and rapists during his presidential candidacy announcement.
The campaign-style event featured a cheering audience of paid actors, endorsing Trump’s views on leadership, foreign policy, and immigration. Later in the week during a phone interview with CNN’s Don Lemon, Trump clarified his original statement by explaining, “Somebody’s doing the raping.”
After negative reactions flooded social media, sources say Trump made a “highly prioritized request” to the U.N., and to Mexico’s President Enrique Peña Nieto, asking if he could mend fences by serving in some diplomatic capacity.
The U.N. ambassadorship is one bright spot in an ever-expanding black hole of unfortunate events, steadily growing as Trump continues to defend his derogatory statements and play the victim card.