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02-20-2016, 08:59 PM
Meet The Two Congressmen Who Defied Their Party and Voted Against North Korea Sanctions

By Carl Wicklander
Feb 15, 2016

On Friday, the U.S. House of Representatives passed a bill of sanctions against North Korea that received nearly unanimous support from both major parties. However, a pair of Republican lawmakers, in defiance of their party, registered their discontent with the wisdom of the policy.

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Amash and Massie’s nay votes represented a willingness to spurn party orthodoxy. For Amash, it comes at a time when he has faced criticism for opposing, also practically alone, federal relief aid to Flint, Michigan over the city’s contaminated water scandal.

On Twitter, Amash said he opposed the bill because its confiscatory nature:

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According to a report on Nasdaq.com, Massie explained that his reason for voting against the bill was because it expands the authority of the president and further legitimizes the United Nations.

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The lone dissents from Thomas Massie and Justin Amash are hardly new, as the duo frequently provide the only negative votes on legislation that often has broad bipartisan support. Their move mirrors some of the lone votes frequently cast by retired U.S. Rep. Ron Paul during his 20-year congressional career.



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