was the only senator to vote against a resolution on Wednesday backing Finland’s and Sweden’s entry to NATO.
The resolution backs Finland and Sweden joining NATO.
The House approved a resolution in a bipartisan 394-18 vote last month that formally supported the two Nordic countries joining the military alliance.
He had announced his intent to vote against the resolution earlier this week, outlining his opposition in an op-ed published by The National Interest.
Paul voted “present” on the resolution shortly after the Senate defeated his amendment to the measure in a 10-87 vote.
The amendment sought to emphasize that Article 5 of the NATO treaty does not supersede Congress’s control over declaring war.
“If any senator is looking for a defensible excuse to vote ‘no,’ I wish them good luck. »