Sen. Duckworth reacts to U.S. leaving U.N. Human Rights Council

Sen. Duckworth reacts to U.S. leaving U.N. Human Rights Council
U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) released the following statement in response to the U.S. leaving the United Nations Human Rights Council.

WASHINGTON, D.C. (KFVS) - U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) released the following statement in response to the U.S. leaving the United Nations Human Rights Council.

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"The United States has long been the world's conscience, playing a leading in role in promoting human rights around the globe. Under Donald Trump, that is clearly no longer the case. Our President embraces dictators and tyrants who have murdered and abused their people. He elevates officials in our government who authorized and enabled the indefensible and illegal use of torture. Now, his administration is withdrawing from the UN Human Rights Council one day after it criticized Trump's inhumane policy of tearing thousands of families apart and intentionally inflicting trauma on children and parents seeking asylum.

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