Last week, I published a column that details the disgraceful silence of the Obama Administration over the election of Iran to the UN women's rights commission.
This week, I'm happy to update this story with a positive development — Representative Thaddeus McCotter (R-MI) introduced House Resolution 1371, "Condemning the selection of the Government of Iran to serve on the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women." The original Cosponsors of this measure represent a diverse, bipartisan group including Rep. Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL), Rep. Burton (R-IN), Rep. Campbell (R-CA), Rep. McCaul (R-TX), Rep. Inglis (R-SC), and Rep. Polis (D-CO).
On April 28, Iran was handed a seat on the UN Commission on the Status of Women despite efforts by Iranian "gender-equality activists" and supporters to block this appointment. The US Ambassador to the UN, Susan Rice, made no attempts to thwart Iran's bid for a seat on this committee and on the day of the election, she did not even bother to show up for the meeting. Despite public outcry, the Obama Administration still fails to publicly condemn the appointment of Iran to the UN Commission on the Status of Women.