Senate Votes 99-1 To Admit Finland & Sweden To NATO, With Only Sen. Josh Hawley Opposing

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The Senate supported Finland and Sweden’s addition to NATO in a 95-1 vote on Wednesday, in an effort to unite against Russia following its unprovoked invasion of Ukraine earlier this year. “Our NATO alliance is the bedrock that has guaranteed democracy in the western world since the end of World War II,” Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-New York) said ahead of the vote. “This strengthens NATO even further and is particularly needed in light of recent Russian aggression.” “If any senator is looking for a defensible excuse to vote no, I wish them good luck,” Senate Minority Leader Mitch M…

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