Cori Bush Statement on Ukraine Resolution Vote
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, Congresswoman Cori Bush (MO-01), Deputy Whip of the Congressional Progressive Caucus and Member of the House Committee on the Judiciary, released the following statement on her vote in favor of H.Res. 956 – Supporting the People of Ukraine:
“My mission in Congress is to save lives in St. Louis, and across the world,” said Congresswoman Cori Bush. “This resolution affirms Congress’ role in providing significant aid and humanitarian relief to support Ukrainian refugees and expresses our commitment to supporting the rights of Russian protesters. These are necessary steps to supporting people in Ukraine, whose lives and communities are at stake as a result of Putin’s unprovoked and illegal invasion. I stand with the Ukrainian people who are resisting Putin’s tyranny.
“Endless war cannot be an option. Endless war is destructive, and it is disastrous for people in Ukraine whose lives are now threatened by violence and destabilization within their country. A new way forward for peace and accountability exists. The United States has a responsibility to reduce harm and save lives at this moment. But to do so, we must pursue strategies that will bring an end to conflict, not exacerbate it. I believe we must prioritize a staunch diplomatic response with our allies and intergovernmental agencies avoiding full-scale military and economic warfare that will destroy the lives of millions of people. We must not lose sight of our moral imperative to save lives in the days and months to come — for that is our most powerful tool against the forces of tyranny.”
Last week, Congresswoman Bush issued a powerful statement promoting diplomacy, voicing support for the Ukrainian people, and emphasizing the need to leave all-out war as a last resort in this conflict.
Congresswoman Cori Bush sits on the House Judiciary and Oversight Committees, serves as the Progressive Caucus Deputy Whip, and proudly represents St. Louis as a politivist in the halls of the United States Congress.