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40+ Representatives to Biden: Only Congress can approve US military involvement in Ukraine-Russia Conflict


Cavan Kharrazian, [email protected]

WASHINGTON – Today, Representative DeFazio and Representative Davidson led more than 40 Members of Congress from across the political spectrum in a letter to President Biden warning that he must come to Congress if he intends to maintain existing or introduce new US military personnel to Ukraine – including U.S. advisers, trainers, special forces in areas of imminent or active hostilities.

The letter is endorsed by Demand Progress, Just Foreign Policy, Quincy Institute for Responsible Statecraft, Concerned Veterans for America, Common Defense, Peace Action, RootsAction, FreedomWorks, Physicians for Social Responsibility, Heritage Action, and Global Zero.

The following statement can be attributed to Cavan Kharrazian, Foreign Policy Campaigner, Demand Progress:

“We applaud the signatories of this letter for rightfully asserting Congress’s jurisdiction over the involvement of US armed forces in hostilities. By no means should the President put American troops — including military advisors and special forces — into harm’s way and potentially ignite direct military conflict between the world’s two largest nuclear powers without a debate and vote in Congress. While Congress remains divided on many issues, we are glad to see such a diverse range of representatives defending our Constitutional system of checks and balances when it comes to war.”