Just In: See How Your Representative Voted on Bill for Obama to Send Weapons to Ukraine

Eric Zuesse


It’s a bill authorizing Obama to supply weapons to the bankrupt Ukrainian Government to exterminate (and/or drive out into neighboring Russia) the people in the areas of Ukraine’s southeast that had voted 90% for the Ukrainian President, Viktor Yanukovych, whom Obama overthrew in a bloody coup in February 2014; but, of course, that’s not how it’s worded. Here is how it’s worded:



Here’s the vote, on December 4th:



Here’s the discussion of it (prior to the vote):



There were 411 votes for the bill, 10 votes against it.


These were the 10 votes against:


California’s George Miller (D)

California’s Dana Rohrabacher (R)

Florida’s Alan Grayson (D)

Florida’s Alcee Hastings (D)

Kentucky’s Thomas Massie (R)

Michigan’s Justin Amash (R)

North Carolina’s Walter Jones (R)

Tennessee’s John Duncan (R)

Texas’s Beto O’Rourke (D)

Washington’s Jim McDermott (D)


Here’s the relevant recent polling on this matter:




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Investigative historian Eric Zuesse is the author, most recently, of  They’re Not Even Close: The Democratic vs. Republican Economic Records, 1910-2010,  and of  CHRIST’S VENTRILOQUISTS: The Event that Created Christianity.

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  • truth

    Just checked, the representative of my state voted Yes for it. Of course, I never voted for THEM though. I think I may just write a letter to them, but I doubt they’ll read it to understand they indirectly are authorizing further arms to be giving to Neo-Nazi’s in Ukraine and needless/dangerous escalations with Russia and break-down in diplomacy. The U.S. governing body is a total disaster, and war-mongering cabal of criminals.

    Also many of the Reps did not read this Bill – as predicted.

    More laughable is that CNN/ORC poll asking pollsters that if “Russia is found guilty of being responsible for the airplane crash…” – First of all they weren’t, so that CNN poll is already stacking the cards. I see no Poll that specifically asks the pollsters, “IF Kiev-UKRAINE is found guilty of being responsible for the airplane crash…”

    The results of that poll also imply that the pollsters are still overwhelmingly opposed to war, but approve of sansactions. This also proves that said pollsters are clueless on what sanctions do, which harm the country they are imposed on, AND also directly affect the Nation(s) that impose the sanctions are also adversely affected in a boomerang effect.

    • truth

      unable to edit my post, meant sanctions*

  • Party Like 1999

    First of all… Economic sanctions are war. Again, sanctions are WAR.
    .Comunist Chinese exactly what he can do to help Ukraine and everything he can do to hurt Russia.
    Finally. Eventually Russia will figure out the third item and Washington will be vaporized. Along with Beijing.

    • Party Like 1999

      My post was comment was edited by by someone…
      It omitted….
      “Secondly… Everything the US media poll regarding Russia is scripted by the White House.
      “Thirdly… Everything Obama is doing to help Ukraine or hurt Russia is all pre-approved by Beijing…”
      Then the remainter of my comment above.

  • Party Like 1999

    Basically… Obama is only allowed to hurt Russia as much as Beijing will let him.

  • unheilig

    Not too long ago I read a good article in Der Spiegel about a group of German farmer-entrepreneurs who’d leased land in Ukraine and introduced modern farming practices. They were looking forward to making large amounts of money as well as giving a massive boost to the Ukrainian economy . . . Wonder what they’re thinking now?

  • Robert Barsocchini

    Thanks for keeping us on the ball. Appreciate reports on these!