House Foreign Affairs Chairman calls selection “farcical”

Washington, D.C. – Today, U.S. Rep. Ed Royce (R-CA), Chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, issued the following statement on Venezuela’s selection to the United Nations Security Council:

“At every step – whether it is respect for its own people or support for international stability – Venezuela falls short.  That Venezuela was able to win a seat on the Security Council is farcical.  It is deeply disappointing that Latin American countries decided to put forward a single country from their region for this rotational seat.  This sends the wrong signal not only to Venezuelans – but to all in the region who hope to live under the rule of law where their human rights are protected.”