REPORT: House votes on pro-NATO resolution hours after Trump criticism

BY TRACY MATHESON / JULY 11, 2018 /

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The House on Wednesday unanimously approved a resolution supporting NATO just hours after President Trump rebuked the intergovernmental military alliance.

The House approved the nonbinding measure by voice vote. The Senate passed a similar resolution on Tuesday by a vote of 97-2. Republican Sens. Mike Lee, of Utah, and Rand Paul, of Kentucky, voted against the Senate measure.

The article goes on to state the following:

Hours before the House vote, Trump, who is attending at NATO summit in Brussels, criticized the alliance by attacking Germany’s reliance on Russian gas. Trump also called for NATO nations to pay more to support the alliance.

“What good is NATO if Germany is paying Russia billions of dollars for gas and energy?” Trump tweeted later.

“Why are there only 5 out of 29 countries that have met their commitment? The U.S. is paying for Europe’s protection, then loses billions on Trade. Must pay 2% of GDP IMMEDIATELY, not by 2025.”

House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., defended NATO Wednesday as “indispensable,” but also said he backed Trump’s call for nations in the alliance to pay the 2 percent of GDP they owe. Trump later said NATO countries should spend up to 4 percent of GDP.

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4 Comments

  1. Roxanne MacDonald July 11th, 2018 at 3:02 pm

    We are not ‘the world’s piggy bank!!’

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  2. Mary July 11th, 2018 at 3:17 pm

    Why did they vote while Trump was out of the country are they a bunch of chickens. How rude of them to do something like that can Trump do an executive order our money is being wasted

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  3. Steve July 11th, 2018 at 3:41 pm

    A bunch of back stabbing cowards.None of these congressmen should be reelected.Throw them all out and elect people who will look out for our interests for a change

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  4. ZS July 11th, 2018 at 7:02 pm

    My thoughts exactly. Why vote when President Trump is out of country and on an issue that was being addressed at the meeting? Low down low life back stabbers especially ryan worse ever.

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