Hawley vows to vote ‘no’ on adding Sweden and Finland to NATO

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Finland and Sweden want to join the Atlantic Alliance to head off further Russian aggression in Europe. Sen. Josh Hawley says the U.S. shouldn't expand its security commitments in Europe due to a more pressing threat from China. Finland and Sweden in May announced their intentions to join NATO following Russia's attack on Ukraine.
Published 4 months ago · Washington, United States Photography The Hill

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Hawley vows to vote ‘no’ on adding Sweden and Finland to NATO

Sen. Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) on Monday said he would vote against Finland’s and Sweden’s bids to join NATO, a move that would go against most of his colleagues from both sides of the aisle.   In …

4 months ago·Washington, United States
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GOP senators bash Josh Hawley's opposition to adding Finland and Sweden to NATO: 'We beat China by standing with our allies'

Sen. Ted Cruz said his fellow Republican Sen. Josh Hawley was "mistaken" to suggest enlarging NATO would hurt the US's ability to counter China.

4 months ago·United States
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Hawley Says He'll Vote ‘No’ on Allowing Sweden and Finland to Join NATO

Sen. Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) on Monday announced he’s voting against Finland’s and Sweden’s campaigns to join NATO, saying the United States needs to refocus its military efforts on China—not Europe and Russia. “Finland and Sweden want to join the Atlantic Alliance to head off further Russian aggression in Europe. That is entirely understandable given their location and security needs,” Hawley wrote for the National Interest. Earlier this year, the …

4 months ago·New York, United States
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Senate Ratifies Sweden, Finland Request To Join NATO; Sen. Hawley Stands Alone In Dissenting

U.S. Senators formally signed off on expanding the Western military alliance Wednesday by ratifying NATO membership for Finland and Sweden, which obligates American forces to defend the European countries in the event of an attack.While the war between Russia and Ukraine continues, Finland and Sweden submitted applications to join the alliance after NATO leaders formally invited the countries into the 30-member organization. Of those, 22 have al…

4 months ago·Los Angeles, United States
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Why I'll Vote No To Add Sweden & Finland to NATO

Until our European allies make the necessary commitments to their own national defense, we must not put more American lives at risk in Europe while allowing China's power to grow unchecked.

4 months ago·Chicago, United States
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US Senate predicted to approve Finland and Sweden’s request to join NATO – Sen. Hawley says ‘I intend to vote no,’ receives backlash from Sen. Cruz and Sen. Rubio

The U.S. Senate voted today on a resolution to ratify Finland and Sweden's applications to join NATO. The request has largely received bi-partisan support and was expected to pass through the Senate easily.Finland and Sweden requested to join following Russia's invasion of Ukraine. Putin reportedly stated that the two countries could "join whatever they want." However, Putin also warned that "if military contingents and military infrastructure w…

4 months ago·United States
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