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GOP Congressman Defends Russian Actions In Crimea: "Not One Person Was Killed"

"Yet we have to go and condemn the Russians, of course, when no one lost their life in an attempt to make sure the people of Crimea had a right to control their destiny and their own self-determination," California Republican Rep. Dana Rohrabacher said. Rohrabacher was speaking at the mark-up of H.R. 4278, the Ukraine Support Act.

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Rohrabacher also said Russia was "wrong" to send in a military force, but slammed "many people I worked with over the years" who "are still stuck in the Cold War." He added, "It is clear the people of Crimea would rather be part of Russia."

Andrew Kaczynski is a political reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in New York.

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