Arizona Reps. Gosar, Biggs Vote Against “NATO Support Act”


The U.S. House of Representatives voted tonight 357-22 to approve the bipartisan “NATO Support Act”. Arizona Reps. Paul Gosar (R-CD4) and Andy Biggs (R-CD5) were among the 22 Republicans to vote no. (149 voted “aye”.)

Although the text is not yet available on Congress’ website, it was introduced last week by 5 Republicans and 5 Democrats on the House Foreign Affairs Committee. According to the sponsors, it “rejects any efforts by the President to withdraw from the alliance and prohibits the use of funds to take any such action.  Moreover, the measure supports NATO member efforts to spend at least two percent of their gross domestic product on defense and promotes robust funding for the European Deterrence Initiative to counter Russian aggression.”

No word yet from Reps. Biggs or Gosar about why they voted against it.

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  1. There is a belief on the far right fringe that Russia is a fellow traveler on the road to a white nationalist state.

    Think Steve Bannon’s plan to burn everything down and create a handful of nationalist states, with Russia, parts of Europe, and the US as the White Nation.

    NATO, along with the EU and actual America Patriots, are in the way of this white nationalist nirvana.

    Gosar and Biggs could easily be labeled as anti-American and traitors, but it’s more likely they’re just feeble minded and can’t differentiate between a Russian bot and the real world danger of a restored USSR.

    Pity for them is the correct response.

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