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Sharron Angle Suggests U.S. Should Cut Ties To United Nations (VIDEO)

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AP/Huffington Post - Republican U.S. Senate hopeful Sharron Angle says federal lawmakers should consider cutting America's involvement with the United Nations.

The Tea Party-backed contender made the suggestion in an interview with CBS affiliate 8 News Now on Thursday:

"The United Nations resides on our soil and costs us money. We are -- I don't see any place in the Constitution with those priorities about the United Nations. So when we start talking about cutting programs, 5-percent per year, I think the United Nations fits into that category, yes," she said.

Before undergoing a serious make-over last month, Angle's campaign website characterized the U.N. as an institution "captured by the far left and has become ineffective and costly."

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, who Angle is vying to unseat, didn't waste any time before pouncing on her latest assault on the U.N.

"Sharron Angle's extreme and dangerous agenda includes foreign policy ideas that even top Republicans say are crazy," explained the incumbent Democrat's campaign. "Republican Senator Richard Lugar rejected Angle's ideas as 'very extreme views.'"

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