Associated Press reporter, Matt Lee, questioned John Kirby over the United States’ abstention from the United Nations Security Council’s anti-Israel vote. Lee calling the abstention a “cop-out,” saying “why not take a stand for what you apparently believe in and vote ‘yes,’ or ‘no’ if you disagree with it?”
The Washington Free Beacon reports:
“If you support the resolution enough to allow it go through, why didn’t you just vote ‘yes?’” Lee asked.
Kirby said that he did not want to reopen debate on the abstention but added that Secretary of State John Kerry still supported the decision.
“Why isn’t an abstention a cop out here?” Lee asked. “You allowed it to go through, yet you didn’t vote because you clearly, it would seem that you supported it because you didn’t veto it. So why not take a stand for what you apparently believe in and vote ‘yes,’ or ‘no’ if you disagree with it?”
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Lee’s estimation is spot-on. It was a total cop out, and perfectly in keeping with the weak, cowardly, furtive ways of the entire Obama administration. They should be called out!