Secretary of State Antony Blinken’s invitation to the United Nations to investigate “systemic racism” and human rights abuses in the United States has drawn a rebuke from members of the conservative Republican Study Committee in the House.
Article by Art Moore from WND.
One week ago, Blinken issued a standing invitation to the U.N.’s special envoys for race and human rights to probe “the scourge of racism, racial discrimination, and xenophobia” in the U.S.
The U.N.’s special rapporteur on racism is E. Tendayi Achiume, a professor at UCLA and a proponent of open borders and the Marxist-based Critical Race Theory.
The Republican lawmakers, Breitbart News reported, noted Achiume’s “troubling history of radical views and rhetoric rooted in racial reductionism,” which would prevent her from presenting an unbiased report.
“In our view, her involvement is likely to sow division and distorted accounts of American history,” they wrote.
“With her anti-constitutional and anti-American views … already so well-established, it is impossible for Ms. Achiume to be objective in her analysis.”
The lawmakers pointed out that Achiume has insisted the U.S. and other nations must allow all migrants in because of its legacy of colonialism.
The Republican congressmen blasted Blinken’s global human rights priorities as misguided for focusing on America’s human rights challenges rather than more pressing issues across the world.
“Your invitation of Ms. Achiume suggests that you are more concerned about American self-flagellation than you are about those men and women facing oppression overseas,” they wrote.
Last Friday, Blinken sent a cable to all U.S. embassies instructing diplomats to admit to institutional racism at home when promoting human rights and democracy abroad, Breitbart reported.
The Republicans, demanding answers to several questions by Aug. 15, ask Blinken to justify his request for an investigation.
Last week, Blinken said the invitation is a matter of “transparency.”
“As the President has repeatedly made clear, great nations such as ours do not hide from our shortcomings; they acknowledge them openly and strive to improve with transparency,” he said.
“It is in this context that the United States intends to issue a formal, standing invitation to all UN experts who report and advise on thematic human rights issues,” he continued. “As a first step, we have reached out to offer an official visit by the UN Special Rapporteur on contemporary forms of racism and the UN Special Rapporteur on minority issues.”
NEW: The UN Human Rights Council adopted a resolution creating an independent body to investigate systemic racism in law enforcement around the globe.
Now the onus is on the Biden administration to fully cooperate and commit to taking bold action on police violence in the US.
— ACLU (@ACLU) July 13, 2021
Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., the son of Cuban immigrants, immediately reacted, charging the Biden administration has misplaced priorities.
In a tweet addressing Blinken, he said that instead of asking the U.N. to come and “tell us how ‘racist’ America is, why don’t you ask them to go to #Cuba where an evil socialist regime storms into peoples homes, beats the crap out of them & then drags them away?”
.@SecBlinken instead of asking the @UN to come here & tell us how “racist” America is, why don’t you ask them to go to #Cuba where an evil socialist regime storms into peoples homes,beats the crap out of them & then drags them away?#SOSCubaLibre https://t.co/sTEmsvDT8L pic.twitter.com/7hSYPCZK0s
— Marco Rubio (@marcorubio) July 14, 2021
Last month, the U.N.’s high commissioner for human rights, Michelle Bachelet, issued a global report a year after the death of George Floyd in which she called on nations to “start dismantling racism.”
She said earlier this month that member nations should begin funding reparations measures to compensate for slavery, discrimination and colonial rule.
The U.S. left the Human Rights Council in 2018 because its bias against Israel — with more resolutions against the Jewish state than all other countries combined — and the membership of notorious human-rights violators such as Iran.
As WND reported in March, the Biden administration wants to rejoin the council.
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