Lawmaker calls on Obama to demand UN dump official over Boston comments

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Kelly said Rice's response doesn't go nearly far enough.

“I thank Ambassador Rice for her recent condemnation, but more than a two-sentence tweet is needed,” he said in a statement. “I call on President Obama to stand up for America by denouncing all of Mr. Falk’s offensive slanders against our country and insisting to Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon that he be removed from his post.”

This isn't Falk's first run-in with the Obama administration. Rice has in the past criticized him for suggesting that “neoconservatives” may have been complicit in the the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks and calling for a boycott against businesses that profit from Israeli settlements in the Palestinian territories.