As posted on Orlando Sentinel | by scottpowers on October, 22 2012 4:45 PM
GOP U.S. Senate candidate U.S. Rep. Connie Mack IV is calling the United Nations reported interest in monitoring American elections “reprehensible” and said the United States should defund the international organization.
Mack, who chairs the House Western Hemisphere Subcommittee, was reacting to reports that the United Nations is considering doing with American elections what it does in Russia, send in elections observers.
His subcommittee today strongly condemned the reports.
Mack, who is taking on incumbent Democratic U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson, went further, strongly condemning the United Nations.
Here’s what he said in a news release:
“The very idea that the United Nations – the world body dedicated to diminishing America’s role in the world — would be allowed, if not encouraged, to install foreigners sympathetic to the likes of Castro, Chavez, Ahmadinejad, and Putin to oversee our elections is nothing short of disgusting.
“For years the United Nations has aggressively worked against the best interests of our country and many of our allies. The UN’s actions and intentions toward the United States have been nothing short of reprehensible.
“Every American should be outraged by this news. The United States must defund the United Nations. The United Nations should be kicked off of American soil once and for all. And the American people should demand that the United Nations be stopped from ‘monitoring’ American elections. The only ones who should ever oversee American elections are Americans.”