First he joined with House Democrats applauding John Kerry making a deal with Iran. Now this:
The House of Representatives passed the U.S.-Israel Strategic Partnership Act by a 410-1 vote today. The legislation, a major priority for the American-Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC), designates Israel as a "major strategic partner"--a first for any U.S. ally. AIPAC members lobbied Congress to approve the bill on Tuesday, in addition to asking elected officials to sign letters stressing that Congress should be informed of the nuclear negotiations with Iran. Only Thomas Massie of Kentucky voted against the bill. [eWallStreeter]
He voted against sanctions on Iran and Syria and was one of only two votes against condemning North Korea for a recent nuclear test.
As one of his constituents said this morning:
As a Massie constituent, I believe his position is another demonstration of his consistency. He's a grandstander dancing like a monkey to the tune of far right-wing extremists who have taken over the Kentucky Tea Party - and a continuing embarrassment to me (accustomed to my former visionary Republican congressman). I suppose "intellectuals" may be able to rationalize Massie and admire his "independence" and "courage" to vote his conscience. Guess I'm not that smart, for I think he's an embarrassing nobody - going nowhere, and dragging his district down with him.
Massie's votes against sanctioning Syria, Iran and North Korea were shocking enough. Now he stands alone voting against the rest of the House in his solo opposition to strengthening our alliance with Israel.
Oh, and the House also passed a resolution expressing its support for
"the democratic and European aspirations of the people of Ukraine, and their right to choose their own future free of intimidation and fear...condemns all acts of violence and calls on the Government of Ukraine to bring to justice those responsible for violence and brutality against peaceful protesters...supports the measures taken by the Department of State to revoke the visas of several Ukrainians linked to the violence, and encourages the Administration to consider additional targeted sanctions against those who authorize or engage in the use of force."
Of course Thomas Massie was one of only two votes in the House opposing these sentiments as Russia amassed its military in and around the Ukraine in what many saw as a Hitler like threat to the peace of the entire world.
Can't say I didn't try to warn you.