The bipartisan consensus for expanding NATO remains strong as the House approved a resolution on Monday endorsing Sweden and Finland’s memberships in a vote of 394-18, with only Republicans voting in opposition.
On Tuesday, the Senate Armed Services Committee easily gave approval for Sweden and Finland’s NATO bids, setting up a vote in the Senate that could come as soon as next week. The Senate panel approved the measure by voice vote, with Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY), a critic of NATO expansion, taking a neutral stance by voting “present.”
In order for the US to approve Sweden and Finland joining NATO, it needs to be ratified by two-thirds of the Senate. While there may be some Republicans that vote against the measure, it’s likely the effort to expand NATO will easily pass through the Senate.
NATO members signed the ascension protocols for Sweden and Finland at the end of June, which sends the approval for the Nordic nations’ NATO bids to each member’s legislature. Turkey has repeatedly warned that its parliament could block the two nations from joining if they don’t live up to an agreement signed at the end of June that led to Ankara lifting its objection to their NATO bids.
Finland shares an over 800-mile border with Russia, and its ascension into NATO would double the alliance’s frontier with Russia. Moscow has said it does not view Sweden and Finland joining the alliance as much of a threat but has warned it will respond to the expansion of NATO military infrastructure in the region.
The House Republicans who voted against expanding NATO further on Russia’s border are Reps. Thomas Massie (KY), Andy Biggs (AZ), Dan Bishop (NC), Lauren Boebert (CO), Madison Cawthorn (NC), Ben Cline (VA), Michael Cloud (TX), Warren Davidson (OH), Matt Gaetz (FL), Bob Good (VA), Marjorie Taylor Greene (GA), Morgan Griffith (VA), Tom McClintock (CA), Mary Miller (IL), Ralph Norman (SC), Matt Rosendale (MT), Chip Roy (TX) and Jefferson Van Drew (NJ).
13 thoughts on “House Endorses Expanding NATO Into Sweden and Finland”
Sam Francis called it when he wrote that in the US we have two political parties, the Evil Party and the Stupid Party. When they come together on an issue, usually foreign affairs, you get the evil and the stupid. This is called “bi-partisanship”.
The house and the senate are worst than useless. All they do is rubber stamp this garbage.
They’re only a front for K St.
Two more targets for Russian hypersonic nuclear missiles.
Convenient ones, too!
That depends entirely on Erdogan. If they fail to deliver 75 Kurds on his list there won’t be no Nato membership for them and despite some initial fireworks, fanfare and pomp, the subject is increasingly absent in swedish globalist media because many of these Kurds, who can’t even talk swedish properly, work for the social democratic regime.
“”many of these Kurds, who can’t even talk swedish properly””
thanks, now i’m picturing a kurd saying “dooben deeben dawben doeben”
Something like the swedish cook in the Muppet show with a middle eastern touch, yes. Pidgin stuff…
The Senate panel approved the measure by voice vote, with Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY), a critic of NATO expansion, taking a neutral stance by voting “present.”
I get so tired of these guys too worried about their political future to ever grow enough balls to just vote NO.
Agree, Wars. Voting “present” should not be an option.
You either agree with the legislation or you don’t agree.
Rand is not his father’s son by a long shot.
I don’t see any DNA connection also…! Perhaps he is adopted or a milkman product…!
When Boebert and Taylor-Greene display more sense than any Democrat in the house…what the hell does that say about the latter? 🙄
Proving once again what an absolute joke the so-called Squad is and how pathetic DSA is. Not one anti-imperialist vote in the entire Democratic caucus.
DimoRats and RINOs are mostly all Kleptocrats who will poke the bear and the panda until they get it shoved down Americas throat.
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