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Washington, DC – Today, Secretary of State Antony Blinken announced that the United States will seek a seat on the United Nation’s Human Rights Council. A statement from House Foreign Affairs Committee Lead Republican Michael McCaul is below.

“The UNHRC has revealed its hypocrisy too many times by empowering governments like the Chinese Communist Party and the Maduro and Putin regimes, all of whom are committing atrocities the Council was created fight against. But, if we are not on the field, then we cannot win the game. Our participation must be focused on implementing significant reforms, especially eliminating the clear bias against Israel and ensuring the body investigates the genocide against Uyghurs in Xinjiang without delay. I urge Secretary Blinken to keep this in mind and work with our allies to hold malign regimes accountable and improve the work of the council in protecting human rights worldwide.”