Congress Moving to Cut U.S. Funding to U.N

It's about time.

In the wake of the United Nation's latest abomination concerning Israel, Congress is now moving ahead with plans to cut off U.S. funding to the so-called "human rights" body. 

Congressional leaders also confirmed to the Washington Free Beacon that the Obama administration is in phase-two of its plot to further vilify the Jewish State.  

President-elect Trump, meanwhile, urged Israel to remain strong.

"We cannot continue to let Israel be treated with such total disdain and disrespect," Trump wrote on Twitter. "They used to have a great friend in the U.S., but not anymore. The beginning of the end was the horrible Iran deal, and now this (U.N.)! Stay strong Israel, January 20th is fast approaching!"

The Beacon notes that Congress could expel Palestinian diplomats from U.S. soil and also penalizing foreign nations that voted for the resolution at the UN Security Council. The outlet adds:

Senior Obama administration officials played a key role in ensuring the measure was passed unanimously by the U.N. Security Council. This included a phone call by Vice President Joe Biden to Ukraine’s president to ensure that country voted in favor of the measure.

While Biden’s office continues to dispute the claim, reporters in Israel and Europe confirmed in the intervening days that the call between Biden and Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko did in fact take place.

With anger over the issue still roiling, leading members of Congress told the Free Beacon on Wednesday that they will not delay in seeking retribution against the U.N. for the vote. This could include cutting off U.S. funding for the U.N. and stripping the Palestinian mission’s diplomatic privileges.

Lawmakers also will work to rebuff further attempts by the Obama administration to chastise Israel on the international stage. This would include freezing funds that could be spent by the administration on further U.N. action.

"The disgraceful anti-Israel resolution passed by the UNSC was apparently only the opening salvo in the Obama administration’s final assault on Israel,” Sen. Ted Cruz said in an interview with the outlet:

"President Obama, Secretary Kerry, Ambassador Power, and their colleagues should remember that the United States Congress reconvenes on January 3rd, and under the Constitution we control the taxpayer funds they would use for their anti-Israel initiatives. The 115th Congress must stop the current administration’s vicious attack on our great ally Israel, and address the major priorities of the incoming administration."

The Beacon reports that Congress "will be working overtime before then to stop the Obama administration from further damaging the U.S.-Israel relationship, according to the source, who hinted that a full cut-off of U.S. funding to the U.N. currently is on the table."

“A new administration will arrive on January 20th, but in the intervening weeks Congress has an important role mitigating the damage President Obama can do in his final hours,” the source said.

Let us hope and pray that Congress does.