Connie Mack Decries United Nations Involvement in U.S. Elections
Republican U.S. Senate candidate Connie Mack, the congressman who chairs the House Western Hemisphere Subcommittee, strongly condemned reports on Monday that the United Nations is preparing to monitor the upcoming U.S. election. That's a service U.S. citizens traditionally perform for fledgling and shaky democracies, he said.
“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."
What Mack doesn't mention in his afternoon press release is how the U.N. came to be involved. This is how:
A handful of all-American liberal organizations -- the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, the NAACP and the ACLU -- sent a letter to the U.N.-affiliated Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE), which warned of “a coordinated political effort to disenfranchise millions of Americans — particularly traditionally disenfranchised groups like minorities.”
Said Mack, “Every American should be outraged by this news." He called for the U.S. to defund the United Nations and kick it off of American soil once and for all.
"The only ones who should ever oversee American elections are Americans," he said.
Read "I Beg to Differ" Column on this subject Tuesday morning.