Rick Scott says U.N. lacks ‘moral authority’ to probe American racism

Rick Scott
Scott slammed the U.N. on Fox News Radio Thursday.

U.S. Sen. Rick Scott took aim at the United Nations during a radio hit Thursday morning.

Scott questioned the “moral authority” of the organization to investigate racism in the United States, and also took issue with the composition of the Human Rights Council, which includes Cuba and Venezuela.

He blasted Secretary of State Antony Blinken for inviting the U.N. in to investigate racism, questioning the “moral authority” of the organization to probe this “exceptional” nation.

“This goes back to the Obama ‘oh gosh, we’re not a good country, we’re not exceptional’. That’s exactly what this is. Blinken and (Joe) Biden, they don’t believe in the exceptionalism of this country. They don’t believe we’re the beacon of light for the whole world,” Scott contended. “All they want to do is talk about the things we need to work on.”

Scott conceded “there’s things that we clearly need to work on,” before adding that “if we’re so bad, why do people want to flock into our country.”

“Who at the U.N. has the moral authority to come and tell us, the country that people are working so hard to get into, that they can tell us how we should be dealing with race relations. Why don’t they go, what does the Bible say? Get the spindle out of your own eye before … that’s what they ought to be doing,” Scott said.

In the same interview, Scott also critiqued the U.N. Human Rights Council for not issuing a statement about ongoing anti-government protests in Cuba.

“The U.N. has become such a joke. I mean, what are they doing that’s helping human rights anywhere in the world? They basically go and defend Hamas against the only democracy in the Middle East, Israel. They never attack Hamas. They never attack Hezbollah,” Scott said, describing the ongoing crackdown in Cuba.

“The U.N. has become such a joke in so many ways,” Scott said. “But the Human Rights Council has become one of the biggest jokes.”

Scott made the comments Thursday morning on Fox News Radio’s “Brian Kilmeade Show.”

A.G. Gancarski

A.G. Gancarski has been a correspondent for FloridaPolitics.com since 2014. In 2018, he was a finalist for an Association of Alternative Newsweeklies "best political column." He can be reached at [email protected]


  • Frankie M.

    July 15, 2021 at 1:10 pm

    After the China boogeyman didn’t pan out Ricky has got himself a new toy. He’s already campaigning for re-election by pandering to Cuban Americans. Where was all this Che Guevera rhetoric before this weekend? Interesting timing.

    What does the Bible say about stealing? Something about glass houses and stones I’m sure.

    I noticed he referenced Obama but conveniently omitted Trump’s comments when defending that great humanitarian Vlad Putin.

    “There are a lot of killers. You think our country’s so innocent?”

  • keith krieger

    July 16, 2021 at 9:14 am

    Moral authority and Rick Scott are like water and oil
    Separate and different
    Just stop it Rick
    You are a joke
    A very bad joke

Comments are closed.


Florida Politics is a statewide, new media platform covering campaigns, elections, government, policy, and lobbying in Florida. This platform and all of its content are owned by Extensive Enterprises Media.

Publisher: Peter Schorsch

Contributors & reporters: Phil Ammann, Jason Delgado, Renzo Downey, Rick Flagg, A.G. Gancarski, Anne Geggis, Joe Henderson, Janelle Irwin, Ryan Nicol, Jacob Ogles, Jesse Scheckner, Scott Powers, Andrew Wilson, and Kelly Hayes.

Email: [email protected]
Twitter: @PeterSchorschFL
Phone: (727) 642-3162
Address: 204 37th Avenue North #182
St. Petersburg, Florida 33704

Sign up for Sunburn