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Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), joined Sen. Marsha Blackburn, (R-Tenn.) and others today in introducing a joint resolution urging the Biden administration to remove Russia from the United Nations Security Council. The resolution was also cosponsored by Sens. Kevin Cramer (R-N.D.), Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-Miss.), Rick Scott (R-Fla.), Joni Ernst (R-Iowa), Roger Wicker (R-Miss.), Thom Tillis (R-N.C.) and Steve Daines (R-Mont.). Representative Claudia Tenney (R-N.Y.) introduced the resolution in the House of Representatives.

“Russia’s unprovoked attack on Ukraine and barrage of threats against countries that have come to Ukraine’s aid fly in the face of the UN Security Council’s mission to maintain international peace and security. It’s absurd to see Russia remain in the UN Security Council, let alone preside over meetings on its own malicious invasion of its neighbor. I’m glad to join Sen. Blackburn and my colleagues on a resolution calling on the United Nations to hold Vladimir Putin accountable, and remove Russia from the Security Council,” Grassley said.

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“The Russian government is actively killing innocent Ukrainian civilians, committing war crimes, and invading sovereign territory unprovoked. At the same time, Moscow is driving decisions in the United Nations through its role as a Permanent Member of the Security Council. Russia must be exiled from the international community. Putin is attempting to rebuild the Soviet Union and his ambassador should not be allowed to veto the United Nations’ response to Russian aggression. The Russian Federation is a direct threat to global security and the sovereignty of our international partners,” Blackburn said.

“Russia is setting a new and dangerous precedent by abusing its role on the UN Security Council to shield itself from accountability for its blatantly illegal and unprovoked invasion of a sovereign country. This resolution is certainly a tall order given the procedural hurdles it faces in the Security Council, but it does not mean Congress should back down. If international bodies are to garner the trust of the American people, symbolic efforts such as this are vital. We must call out the hypocrisy of Russia’s actions, and force Moscow to publicly defend its continued position on such an important body given its reckless actions and increasingly rogue status on the international stage. A country willing to take such blatant steps to provoke war, jeopardize the safety of civilians, and undermine the sovereignty of a founding UN member state should not retain its powerful position as a Permanent Member of the Security Council. I stand in strong support of the Ukrainian people and will continue to push for a robust diplomatic response to Vladimir Putin’s evil actions,” Tenney said.

“Vladimir Putin’s unprovoked and illegal invasion of Ukraine violates the principal purpose of the U.N. Security Council, namely to uphold international peace and security among nations. That alone is reason enough to strip Russia of its permanent membership on the council,” Hyde-Smith said.

“Putin’s unjustifiable and unlawful invasion of Ukraine has violated the sovereignty of a free country and American partner. Now, Russia is shamelessly using its position on the UN Security Council to block action that holds it accountable for this is a blatant act of war. The United States must stand on the side of freedom and do everything possible to remove Russia from this position of power it has so clearly abused and does not deserve,” Scott said.

“The world saw a charade at the U.N. last week as Vladimir Putin—a dictator and thug who is actively and ruthlessly invading a sovereign nation—blocked the Security Council’s resolution to condemn the unprovoked atrocity happening against the people of Ukraine right now. Putin has demonstrated in plain view his ruthlessness and complete disregard for humanity and our international norms, and the idea that he and his cronies should have a vote on the U.N.’s Security Council is an absolute disgrace. Russia should be expelled from the Security Council immediately,” Ernst said.

“Putin is a thug, and he must be held accountable for his attack on the sovereignty and independence of Ukraine. Russia should not be on the UN Security Council,” Daines said.

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1 COMMENT

  1. Why are the Republicans joining in with the democrats and the globalist New World Order to persecute and smear Russia and Putin?

    Russia was once a Christian nation under the Czars and Putin is making Russia great again by returning to her Christian roots.

    Either these republicans are still stuck in the cold war mentality, 30 years after the USSR died, or perhaps as someone once suggested that 90% of congress is corrupt, either out of evil greed or blackmail.

    In any case, my sense is that the truth of the WEF’s infiltration will soon be revealed and those that knowingly colluded with the enemies of We The People and our Constitution will be held to account with extreme prejudice. In the end God wins.

    Had Grassley and others challenged the certification of the 2020 electors, we would not be talking nor wringing our hands over Ukraine. And the economy wouldn’t be struggling under demented Chyna Joe. SAD!

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