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Senator Rick Scott said on Monday that it is “hypocritical” for the United Nations Human Rights Council to allow the participation of Venezuela’s dictator, Nicolás Maduro, in its annual meeting, which opened Monday in Geneva.
The Council opened today the 46th session “giving a platform” for Maduro “a ruthless dictator who is brutally oppressing” the people of Venezuela, the Republican lamented today on his Twitter account.
He added that the United States “should not fund an organization that turns a blind eye to human rights violators.”
Scott, who was governor of Florida between 2011 and 2019 and political ally of former President Donald Trump, stressed that it is time for the U.S. president, Democrat Joe Biden, and the U.S. Ambassador to the UN, Linda Thomas-Greenfield, to make this international organization “accountable”.
For the Republican, one of the two senators from Florida, a state with a large population of Venezuelans in Miami-Dade County, the “hypocrisy” of the Council can be seen in the fact that it allows “dictators” to sit at the table.