On Wednesday, Russia sanctioned all but 39 House members in a diplomatic tit-for-tat with the United States amid mounting tensions over Moscow’s invasion of Ukraine.
Those on the sanctions list included 398 House lawmakers, including delegates from U.S. territories and the District of Columbia.
The list did not fall along predictable lines. A number of GOP lawmakers who voted against recent bills sanctioning Russia were on list, while some of the leading Democrats advancing those policies were left off. Some of the most vocal Republicans supporting Ukraine were also not on the sanctions list.
The three votes included in The Hill’s analysis were a vote ending normal trade relations with Russia, an investigation into Russia for war crimes and a ban on Russian oil.
Despite voting against these bills, GOP members including Reps. Matt Gaetz (R-Fla.), Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) and Lauren Boebert (R-Colo.) were still sanctioned.
However, Rep. Michael McCaul (R-Texas), the ranking member on the House Foreign Affairs Committee, and Rep. Gregory Meeks (D-N.Y.), the committee’s chair, were not sanctioned, despite introducing the bill aimed at documenting war crimes committed by Russia.
The unsanctioned list also includes high-profile names such as House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.), Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) and Rep. Adam Kingzinger (R-Ill.).
Here is a rundown of which House members were sanctioned by Russia Wednesday, and which ones were not.
Notable names left off the list:
Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.)
Adam Kinzinger (R-Ill.)
Michael McCaul (R-Texas) and Gregory Meeks (D-N.Y.)
Maxine Waters (D-Calif.)
Tom Malinowski (D-N.J.)
Republicans who opposed measures against Russia still sanctioned:
Rep. Warren Davidson (Ohio) is the only Republican who voted against investigating Russia for war crimes who was not hit by Russian sanctions.
GOP Reps. Andy Biggs (Ariz.), Paul Gosar (Ariz.), Marjorie Taylor Greene (Ga.), Thomas Massie (Ky.) and Scott Perry (Pa.) all were hit by Russian sanctions despite their vote against the Russia war crimes bill. Greene, Biggs, Gosar and Massie also voted against barring Russia from importing oil to the U.S.
Republicans supportive of Ukraine not hit by sanctions:
Other Republicans who were not sanctioned by Russia have been vocally supportive of Ukraine’s efforts to fight Russia’s invasion and voted in favor of all measures targeting Russia.
The GOP members include:
Andy Barr (Ky.)
Gus Bilirakis (Fla.)
Kevin Brady (Texas)
Brian Fitzpatrick (Pa.)
Richard Hudson (N.C.)
Mike Johnson (La.)
Mike Rogers (Ala.)
Michael Turner (Ohio)
Randy Weber (Texas)
Joe Wilson (S.C.)
More Democrats than Republicans dodged sanctions:
The majority of those not hit by Russian sanctions were Democrats, despite the party almost unanimously voting in support of Russian sanctions.
Similar to the Republican list, the Democrats who weren’t sanctioned have been adamant in their condemnation of Russia’ invasion and have supported bills to target Russia in retaliation. They include:
David Cicilline (R.I.)
Steve Cohen (Tenn.)
Gerry Connolly (Va.)
Rosa DeLauro (Conn.)
Ted Deutch (Fla.)
Anna Eshoo (Calif.)
Steny Hoyer (Md.)
Sheila Lee Jackson (Texas)
Marcy Kaptur (Ohio)
William Keating (Mass.)
Raja Krishnamoorthi (Ill.)
Ted Lieu (Calif.)
James McGovern (Mass.)
Gwen Moore (Wis.)
Jerry Nadler (D-N.Y.)
Frank Pallone (N.J.)
Adam Schiff (Calif.)
Bradley Schneider (Ill.)
Brad Sherman (Calif.)
Albio Sires (N.J.)
Chris Smith (N.J.)
Jackie Speier (Calif.)
Eric Swalwell (Calif.)
David Trone (Md.)
This is an excerpt from The Hill.
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