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Cox Didn't Vote on Ukrainian Resolution
Despite being in his seat at the time, Cox couldn't be bothered to take the side of freedom
Dan Cox could not be bothered to vote for a resolution supporting the people of Ukraine today.
SJ11 passed the House of Delegates by a 135-0 vote today. Dan Cox was one of six members of the House of Delegates to not vote for the Joint Resolution.
From the resolution:
RESOLVED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF MARYLAND, That the State stands in solidarity with the government and people of Ukraine as they resist the unprovoked invasion of their territory by the Russian Federation; and be it further
RESOLVED, That the General Assembly of Maryland encourages all Marylanders to assist as they are able in providing humanitarian assistance to the people of Ukraine affected by this conflict; and be it further
One of the whereas clauses stuck with me as relevant and was, perhaps, the reason Cox didn’t vote for it:
It is the duty of all free peoples to resist tyranny, whatever form it may take;
SJ11 was sponsored by fellow District 4 legislator, Senator Michael Hough, and cosponsored by the entire State Senate. It, obviously, passed 47-0 in the Senate.
Sources confirmed that Cox was in his seat on the floor of the House of Delegates when the vote was taken and just did not vote.
This is the second time that Cox has failed to stand with the people of Ukraine. He also did not vote on the House companion bill, HJ8. On that one, Cox was also present but did not vote.
It is appalling, and yet unsurprising, that Dan Cox could not be bothered to choose the side of freedom and support the people of Ukraine.