Former governor of Alaska Sarah Palin is pressing President-elect Donald Trump to pull America out of the United Nations.
The failed vice-presidential candidate and a number of other Republicans are calling for some sort of disciplinary action against the UN after the Security Council passed a non-binding resolution to denounce Israeli settlement.
“I think many of us have called for America to really step up and consider what it is that we are funding and supporting via the U.N., and how it works so hard really against U.S. interests, and just saying – look what the U.K. just did,” Palin said. “This is such an encouraging time, where it’s not just us, but those across the pond, too, are understanding that their nation’s sovereignty and security are on the line here, with the ties that bind us to interests that really don’t further our agendas.”
Other Republicans that have criticized the Obama administration for allowing the vote to pass include Mike Huckabee, who said we should “jackhammer” the UN headquarters into a river, and Sen. Ted Cruz, who suggest that Congress defunds the UN.
“When the U.K. made its move, it was just another reason to call yet again for the U.S. to get the heck out of the U.N. and get the U.N. out of the U.S.,” Palin said. “Let’s get going on putting America first so that we can sweep our own porch before telling other nations how to sweep theirs.”
Palin, an avid Trump supporter, suggested two options for the President-elect.
“One is, I called for our next president, Donald Trump, to call for the unshackling of the political bands tying us to the U.N.,” Palin said. “By exiting the U.N., where injustice is actually rewarded, we then will be able to uphold America’s reputation as the leader, and as the kind and compassionate and generous nation that we are – as the nation sharing values that, when emulated by any other nation, can bring justice and equal rights to any other nation.”
“But the other way to look at this is, is it really going to be one person, one leader’s responsibility to do so?” Palin continued. “Or is this going to be part of the revolution that we have just seen, that did elect Trump? It’s we the people needing to step up and do it. It’s our government. It’s our money funding the lion’s share of the globalist circus. It’s we the people needing to rise up and make this a part of the revolution that we have just so benefited from.”