Russia Bans Members Of Tennessee Congressional Delegation From Visiting Country

Image: The Kremlin, Russia Image Credit: Larry Koester / CC

By Ariana Figueroa [Tennessee Lookout -CC BY-NC-ND 4.0] –

Hundreds of members of Congress are permanently banned from visiting Russia, in retaliation for passing economic sanctions on the country after it invaded Ukraine in late February.

The list includes nearly 1,000 Americans, including President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris, along with celebrities such as actor Morgan Freeman, executives such as Microsoft President Brad Smith and government leaders such as Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg. 

“We emphasize that the hostile actions taken by Washington, which boomerang against the United States itself, will continue to receive a proper rebuff,” the Russian Foreign Ministry said in a statement. “Russian counter-sanctions are forced and aimed at forcing the ruling American regime, which is trying to impose a neo-colonial ‘rules-based world order’ on the rest of the world, to change its behavior, recognizing new geopolitical realities.”

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Congress cleared $40 billion in aid to Ukraine earlier this month, the second multi-billion-dollar package since the beginning of the war in late February. 

Of the 963 people banned, more than 230 are Republican and Democratic members of Congress. Top congressional leaders also made the list, such as House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of California, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer of New York and House Majority Whip Steny Hoyer of Maryland. 


The list includes the entire Tennessee congressional delegations from the House of Representatives, listed below.


Rep. Tim Burchett (R)

Rep. Mark Green (R)

Rep. Scott DesJarlais (R)

Rep. David Kustoff (R)

Rep. Steve Cohen (D)

Rep. Jim Cooper (D)

Rep. John Rose (R)

Rep. Chuck Fleischmann (R)

Rep. Diana Harshbarger (R)

4 thoughts on “Russia Bans Members Of Tennessee Congressional Delegation From Visiting Country

  • May 31, 2022 at 6:01 pm

    They don’t need to be over there anyway!

  • May 31, 2022 at 7:17 pm

    Sorry, but this is hilarious. Anyone who is backing the lies told by our government are borderline treasonous anyway. Ukraine was warned for YEARS to not join NATO, and then their clown president announces that is exactly what he is going to do. Probably because our own clown bribed him, and we have NO idea where $40B went to. There is NO accountability. But, we can’t keep our shelves stocked with baby food. What is SERIOUSLY WRONG with the WHOLE PICTURE?
    p.s. Trump did not have problems with Putin. I suspect he has a low tolerance for idiots.

    • May 31, 2022 at 8:00 pm

      Nice to know that so many conservatives are genocide supporters. I hear, a lot of them supported Hitler, too.

  • May 31, 2022 at 7:51 pm

    Explain why our people from TN. need to be in Russia, Is there something they are not telling us???
    I think an investigation is needed right now.


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