On August 3, 2022, the United States Senate voted to accept the application of Finland and Sweden to become members of NATO.
This move, coming against the backdrop of the Russo-Ukrainian conflict, was resoundingly approved by a 95-1 vote.
Missouri Senator Josh Hawley was the sole “no” vote.
Hawley’s opposition to this vote was based on his fear that the US government would be committing far too many resources to containing Russia, while China is allowed to grow its influence in the Pacific with very little resistance.
“America’s greatest foreign adversary doesn’t loom over Europe. It looms in Asia. I am talking of course about the People’s Republic of China. And when it comes to Chinese imperialism, the American people should know the