Are Progressive Caucus Leaders Pushing Toward War?

The entire 11-member leadership of the U.S. Congressional Progressive Caucus1 has voted in favor of a House resolution2 that calls for isolation of Russia, urges the shipment of military weapons to the Ukrainian government, and encourages the United States and NATO to step up preparations for military confrontation with Russia.3
 
Missing from the Congressional resolution is the background of NATO expansion eastward to Russia's border in violation of the promise the United States made to Russia in 1989,4 as well as the U.S. support for a coup government in Ukraine and the attacks of that government's militias on ethnic Russians.
 
H. Res 758 denounces Russia for purchasing weapons, arming dictatorships, and allegedly invading sovereign nations -- all actions in which the United States routinely engages.
 
The resolution calls on President Obama "to provide the Government of Ukraine with lethal and non-lethal defense articles, services, and training," and demands that NATO prepare for war in defense of Ukraine as a NATO member. Ukraine is not a NATO member, but NATO is pushing hard for its inclusion.

We reject House Resolution 758's step toward war, and encourage Congress members to base their policy toward Russia on facts and diplomacy.


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11121 2.9 years ago Sam Miller Phoenixville, PA
11120 2.9 years ago Mike Kuntz Des Moines, WA
11119 2.9 years ago Sam You San Antonio, TX
11118 2.9 years ago Jeremy W Thompson Laredo, TX
11117 2.9 years ago Anonymous Portland, OR
11116 2.9 years ago elizabeth hansen Seattle, WA
11115 2.9 years ago Jim Phillips Sonoma, CA No more wars!
11114 2.9 years ago Alan Fleischner Holden, ME
11113 2.9 years ago Anonymous Decatur, GA and the democrats wonder why they lost so many seats last November ....
11112 2.9 years ago Andre Nguyen Henderson, NV
11111 2.9 years ago Wyatt Hale Brookville, PA
11110 2.9 years ago Philip Ratcliff Salem, OR
11109 2.9 years ago J. Woodworth Newman Lk., WA
11108 2.9 years ago Anonymous Medina, OH
11107 2.9 years ago Matt Peters Tucson, AZ
11106 2.9 years ago Donald Niemeyer Antelope, CA
11105 2.9 years ago Lawrence Merlino Saugerties, NY
11104 2.9 years ago Alyssa Solazzo Freeport, NY
11103 2.9 years ago Lynn Abbott Green Bay, WI
11102 2.9 years ago Sharon Chabot Hudson, NH NO MORE WAR...NO MORE EXPANSION OF THE US WAR MACHINE.
11101 2.9 years ago Judy Moreland Baldwinsville, NY
11100 2.9 years ago Asano Fertig Berkeley, CA
11099 2.9 years ago Barbara Smith East Brunswick, NJ
11098 2.9 years ago Jacob Nolan Willcox, AZ
11097 2.9 years ago Chiu Cheng Easton, PA
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Footnotes:
1. Progressive Congressional Caucus Co-Chairs: Keith Ellison, Raúl Grijalva. First Vice Chair: Mark Pocan. Vice Chairs: Matt Cartwright, Judy Chu, David Cicilline, Michael Honda, Sheila Jackson-Lee, Jan Schakowsky, Mark Takano. Whip: Barbara Lee.
2. Roll call of the vote.
3. Text of the House resolution.
4. Foreign Affairs: How the West Broke Its Promise to Moscow