Yesterday we told you about how Montana Congressman Matt Rosendale was one of only three U.S. House of Representative Members to vote against a non-binding, bipartisan, blow-out congressional resolution, being outgunned 3 to 426 on a statement expressing support for the Ukrainian people and against the predations of Russia.
Naturally, this had him excoriated a lot by the left and a little by the right, who would not comprehend why he would do this, particularly in the face of such unified opposition. At the time we suggested that it wasn’t because he didn’t care about the violence and death in that country, as Putin leaves bombed buildings and blood trails from the Kremlin to Kyiv in a bid to oust President Zelensky and put up his own puppet leader, but rather because his conscience and convictions constrained him from committing resources to secure that border while our own is in such disarray. He told KJVO’s Peter Christian:
…there were a lot more people who wanted to vote against that resolution but were just too intimidated not to. It’s tragic to see the loss of innocent life and suffering in Eastern Europe. If the White House would have acted stronger toward our foreign adversaries over the last 14 months, today’s events could have been avoided.
I cannot support the resolution to send unlimited military, monetary and humanitarian aid to Ukraine, when the United States is failing to deal with the crises impacting the safety and well-being of the American people. The invasion of illegal aliens flooding our southern border must be stopped. The opioid crisis must be dealt with. Energy dominance must be restored, and the rise in crime and inflation must be resolved.”
When asked by the host whether or not he was concerned about the inordinate amount of criticism he was getting from the mainstream media, and whether it may affect his chance at re-election, Rosendale was immovable, believing that his position is aligned with the people of Montana:
Here’s how I look at my votes Peter; I do what I think that the people from Montana expect me to do without intimidation and bias at all, and then I can come back out and explain it. And when you look at this resolution, it literally was giving the President a blank check and a green light to have unlimited spending on military and monetary investments in Ukraine at the exact same time that we have a southern border that is being controlled by the Mexican cartels.”
But now, having been freed from sin and having become slaves of God, you have fruit unto holiness, and the end is eternal life. For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord. (Romans 6:22-23 Modern English Version)