The House of Representatives passed a nonbinding resolution affirming its support for NATO. Sixty-three representatives reported no, with all being Republicans.
According to the Week, the resolution passed 362 to 63 on Thursday evening. The House reaffirmed its “unequivocal support for the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) as an alliance founded on democratic principles.”
Additionally, it called on President Biden “to use the voice and vote of the United States,” to establish the alliance’s “support for shared democratic values and committed to enhancing NATO’s capacity to strengthen democratic institutions within NATO member, partner, and aspirant countries.”
Representative Bill Pacrell Jr. (D-NJ) tweeted out that nearly a third of the GOP caucus voted against the resolution, stating that “the gop truly is Putin’s Party.”
It appears that one of Putin’s top goals is to weaken or destroy NATO altogether. Retired Lt. Gen. Mark Hertlin, says that “perhaps this divisiveness in the US government remains one of Putin’s strategic goals that hasn’t yet been defeated.”
Many have called out conservatives on Twitter, such as William Saletan, suggesting that the GOP’s efforts to block NATO actions against Russia’s Ukraine invasion are “a gift to Vladimir Putin.”
The resolution was introduced by Representative Gerald Connolly (D-VA). Those who voted against the resolution included Representatives Lauren Boebert (R-CO), Madison Cawthorn (R-NC), Matt Gaetz (R-FL), Paul Goar (R-AZ), marjorie Taylor-Greene (R-GA), and Jim Jordan (R-OH).
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