Results Are In: House Votes on Ukraine Support
The U.S. House of Representatives passed a resolution declaring support for Ukraine’s sovereignty amid an invasion ordered by Russian President Vladimir Putin, urging an “immediate cease fire.”
Lawmakers passed the resolution 426-3. The three opposing votes belonged to Reps. Paul Gosar (R-AZ), Thomas Massie (R-KY), and Matt Rosendale (R-MT).
Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-IL) said it was “unreal” that three Republicans voted against the resolution.
“Talk to me when our border is secure,” Gosar responded on Twitter.
Massar addressed his opposition in a series of tweets.
“I fully support the right of the people of Ukraine to self determination. However there are many reasons I could not vote for the seven page Resolution that passed the House of Representatives today,” Massie wrote
The resolution declares that the House “stands steadfastly, staunchly, proudly, and fervently behind the Ukrainian people in their fight against the authoritarian Putin regime.”
The measure also calls on the U.S. and its allies “to deliver additional and immediate defensive security assistance to help Ukraine address the armored, airborne, and other threats Ukraine is currently facing from Russian forces.”