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State Department Lies About Recent U.S. Human Rights Vote

State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert falsely claimed that the U.S. voted against the resolution because it called for the abolition of the death penalty, something that the resolution didn't do.

State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert falsely claimed that the U.S. voted against the resolution because it called for the abolition of the death penalty, something that the resolution didn't do. The United States voted against a United Nations resolution that condemned the use of the death penalty against those accused of blasphemy, adultery and same-sex relations. If you read the resolution, you'll see that it doesn't call for the abolition of the death penalty.

To repeat: The resolution did not condemn the use of capital punishment. The resolution condemned the use of the death penalty against those accused of blasphemy, adultery, and same-sex intimacy in countries where the death penalty is legal.

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