Graham tweets scathing response to UN’s Jerusalem resolution


In a Friday tweet, Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) leveled criticism at the United Nations, calling the international body “weak” and “anti-Semitic.” The tweet came after a UN resolution was reached, condemning the United States for declaring Jerusalem the capital of Israel.

President Donald J. Trump’s bold declaration and decision to move the U.S. embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem were met with harsh criticism at the UN, whose members voted to formally rebuke the United States on Thursday.

Although it was not legally binding and largely symbolic, the vote represents widespread opposition to Trump’s decision, with 128 countries voting in favor of the resolution, only nine opposing it, and another 35 abstaining from voting.

“I don’t mind the United Nations expressing displeasure with American foreign policy decisions through a non-binding vote of the General Assembly,” Graham wrote in his tweet. “However, I do MIND sending American tax dollars to: an inefficient UN, a weak UN in the face of evil, and a growing anti-semitic UN. We will deal with these issues in 2018.”

Senator Graham has often been critical of the UN, having partnered with Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) earlier this year to introduce a bill that would cut funding to the organization after it condemned Israeli settlements in a separate resolution.

Senator Marco Rubio has also been critical of the organization previously and spoke out against the international body’s rebuke on Thursday. He tweeted, “Given its tendency to be forum for anti-Semitism & anti-Americanism, reevaluation of US role as single largest donor to #UN is long overdue.”

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