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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11096 2.9 years ago Rev Crow Swimsaway PhD New Marshfield, OH
11095 2.9 years ago Silvana Cowden New York, NY
11094 2.9 years ago PENELOPE MAZZA FAIRFIELD, IA
11093 2.9 years ago Kaitlin Fitch Troy, NY
11092 2.9 years ago Richita Anderson New York, NY
11091 2.9 years ago Jeffrey Bence Wycombe, PA
11090 2.9 years ago Amanda Zehner Athens, GA
11089 2.9 years ago Stacy Harris Oshkosh, WI
11088 2.9 years ago Debra Chevillot Greenville, SC
11087 2.9 years ago Lachlan Graham ot
11086 2.9 years ago Casey Blanchard Biloxi, MS
11085 2.9 years ago Robert Hill Middleton, WI
11084 2.9 years ago Jacob Nolan Willcox, AZ
11083 2.9 years ago Peter Vanderhoof Port Angeles, WA After listening to Victoria Nuland and the foreign minister from Estonia, there is good reason to believe that the U.S. was and has been significantly involved in provoking the problems in Ukraine. ...
11082 2.9 years ago Kimberly Spiegel Norfolk, VA
11081 2.9 years ago Jordan Yeatts Traverse City, MI
11080 2.9 years ago Anonymous Davenport, IA War No More
11079 2.9 years ago s cook portland, OR
11078 2.9 years ago Bruce Bulman Evansville, WY
11077 2.9 years ago Jeana Martin White City, OR
11076 2.9 years ago Gerald Nadreau Tomah, WI
11075 2.9 years ago John Walkup Harrisonville, MO I'm ashamed of these people.
11074 2.9 years ago Robert Crowder Ridgefield, WA This cannot be true! After all it is war that makes the military/industrial complex filthy rich at the expense of the taxpayers!
11073 2.9 years ago kevin eisenstaedt san francisco, CA
11072 2.9 years ago Peter Vennewitz Portland, OR
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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