Republican congressman Connie Mack has called on the US administration to stop funding the United Nations, saying the world body should be “kicked off US soil.”
Connie, who is the representative for Florida’s 14th congressional district, condemned the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) for its plan to send monitors to polling places across the United States on Election Day to monitor the event.
OSCE, which is registered as an NGO with the UN, will send 44 observers across America to monitor the voting centers. The organization was asked by American civil rights groups to monitor the election, after being warned of “a coordinated political effort to disenfranchise millions of Americans - particularly traditionally disenfranchised groups like minorities.”
The 45-year-old congressman stressed that the news should have outraged every American, because “the only ones who should ever oversee American elections are Americans.”
The Republican politician said that the idea that the UN “would be allowed, if not encouraged” to monitor the US election, “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," Connie added.
Connie is the Republican Senate nominee, running for 2012 US Senate election in Florida, which is scheduled be held alongside the 57th US presidential election on November 6.