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These 9 House Republicans voted against a resolution condemning the Russian abduction of Ukrainian children

Marjorie Taylor Greene
Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene was among the Republicans who voted against the resolution.Drew Angerer/Getty Images
  • The House passed a resolution on Tuesday condemning the Russian abduction of Ukrainian children.

  • Nine Republicans voted against it.

  • It comes as a majority of the party has firmly turned against providing further US aid to Ukraine.

On Tuesday, the House overwhelmingly passed a resolution to condemn Russia's abduction of Ukrainian children in the two years since the war began.

Nine Republicans voted against the resolution.

Sponsored by Democratic Rep. Susan Wild of Pennsylvania, the resolution holds the Russian government "responsible for the wrongful and illegal kidnapping of children from Ukraine" and states that doing so "amounts to genocide."

The resolution passed the House Foreign Affairs Committee in a unanimous 44-0 vote in November.

Since the February 2022 Russian invasion of Ukraine, thousands of children have been abducted and taken into Russia, and it's unclear what's happening to them.

Russian officials have claimed that they're merely "saving" the children and that accusations of forcible abductions are a smear.

The Republican votes against the resolution come as most of the party has gradually turned against providing further US military aid to the besieged eastern European country.

Most Republican senators voted against a $93.5 billion aid package that includes more than $60 billion for the Ukraine war effort, and House Speaker Mike Johnson has thus far refused to hold a vote on the package, in part owing to fears that doing so could turn hard-right Republicans in his own conference against him.

Meanwhile, former Fox News host Tucker Carlson has promoted Russia's image via a recent trip to Moscow, including an interview with Russian President Vladimir Putin that even some GOP lawmakers tuned into.

Here are the 9 Republicans who voted against the resolution:

  • Andy Biggs of Arizona

  • Eric Burlison of Missouri

  • Warren Davidson of Ohio

  • Marjorie Taylor Greene of Georgia

  • Clay Higgins of Louisiana

  • Thomas Massie of Kentucky

  • Matt Rosendale of Montana

  • Chip Roy of Texas

  • Tom Tiffany of Wisconsin

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