Just now 63 House republicans – nearly one-third of the entire gop caucus – voted against support for NATO “as an alliance founded on democratic principles.” The gop truly is Putin’s Party. pic.twitter.com/iCWHUK7wq7— Bill Pascrell, Jr. ???? (@BillPascrell) April 5, 2022
It is better than nothing.
NATO was created to contain communism. The communist threat no longer comes from Russia. It comes from within on American college campuses. Today, NATO exists to subsidize the security of Western Europe and mire the United States in ethnic conflicts in Eastern Europe.
“More than 60 Republicans on Tuesday voted against a resolution expressing support for NATO and calling on President Joe Biden to strengthen the organization’s committement to defending democracy.
The resolution, introduced by Rep. Gerald Connolly, a Democrat from Virginia, was backed by a majority of the GOP caucus and every Democrat who voted.
Citing the threat posed by “authoritarian regimes” as well as “internal threats from proponents of illiberalism,” the resolution calls on the Biden administration to uphold NATO’s “founding democratic principles.” It also advocates the creation of a “Center for Democratic Resilience” within NATO’s headquarters in Brussels, with the center providing member states assistance to strengthen their own democratic institutions. …”
“Among the few Republicans to comment on their vote was one of the party’s most anti-NATO voices, Rep. Thomas Massie (R-Ky.). He called NATO “a relic of the Cold War” and asked, “Why should Americans pay for Europe’s defense?”
Massie is correct.
The EU is large enough and wealthy enough to handle its own security and to deal with any threat from Russia on its own. We have no business being involved in wars in Eastern Europe.