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Senate votes in favor of adding Finland and Sweden to NATO amid Russia's invasion of Ukraine

Posted on AllSides August 3rd, 2022
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The Senate on Wednesday voted in favor of ratifying NATO membership for Sweden and Finland, marking yet another rebuke of Russia over its invasion of Ukraine. There was strong bipartisan support for adding both countries to the alliance, with the resolution passing in a vote of 95-1-1.

Republican Sen. Josh Hawley of Missouri was the lone "no" vote. Republican Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky voted "present."

"Today, at a moment when democracy in Europe is under attack, as belligerent autocrats like Putin clamor for European dominance, the US Senate is...

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