Updated | Less than 24 hours after calling for a policy change in Ukraine, progressive leaders in Congress formally retracted their call for diplomacy to end the conflict. -JD
October 24, 2022 | Retracted: Congress Members Urge Peace Settlement in Ukraine
Progressive Congress Members wrote a letter to Biden calling for a dramatic shift in policy with regard to the Ukraine situation.
Their remarks concluded with, “we urge you to make vigorous diplomatic efforts in support of a negotiated settlement and ceasefire, engage in direct talks with Russia, explore prospects for a new European security arrangement acceptable to all parties that will allow for a sovereign and independent Ukraine, and, in coordination with our Ukrainian partners, seek a rapid end to the conflict and reiterate this goal as America’s chief priority.”
This is a critical change in direction.
DEMAND Congress STOP funding war and START negotiating for peace. -JD
“..as legislators responsible for the expenditure of tens of billions of U.S. taxpayer dollars in military assistance in the conflict, we believe such involvement in this war also creates responsibility for the United States to seriously explore all possible avenues, including direct engagement with Russia, to reduce harm and support Ukraine in achieving a peaceful settlement.”
Link To Letter HERE