Bill withdrawing the U.S. from the United Nations in the works-
October 24, 1945, marked the establishment of the United Nations. Since its inception, the world has enjoyed 72 years of peace and was able to stave off a major world war, like World War II. The Alabama House Representative Mike Rogers, earlier this month introduced a bill that would withdraw the U.S. from the United Nations.
This bill that is titled H.R.193 – American Sovereignty Restoration Act of 2017. A handful of Republican lawmakers, which include Walter Jones R-AZ, Andy Biggs R-MO, Jason Smith R-KY, Thomas Massie R-KY, John Duncan Jr. R-TN, and Matt Gaetz R-FL.
Biggs believes that our sovereignty as a country was at stake as a result of membership of this body. “We need to make sure that American interests are protected first and foremost,” Biggs said in a statement.
The bill essentially strips the United Nations as a governing body and makes sure it doesn’t receive any funds from the United States. It will also make organizations like the World Health Organization and UNESCO obsolete. In addition to that, it would also repeal the 1973 Environmental Program Participation Act, essentially stripping the diplomatic immunity of UN employees. The bill agrees with the sentiments of President Donald Trump, who said:
The United Nations has such great potential but right now it is just a club for people to get together, talk and have a good time. So sad!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 26, 2016