Fourteen Republicans in the House are voting against a measure condemning the military coup in Myanmar

Every House Democrat backed it, while 14 Republicans voted against and Arizona GOP MP Paul Gosar voted in attendance.

The measure was a suspension law, which is usually passed by voting. However, earlier in the week Republicans forced recorded votes on five bipartisan laws.

Republicans who opposed the Myanmar move include some of the most conservative members of Congress – representatives Marjorie Taylor Greene from Georgia, Lauren Boebert from Colorado, Andy Biggs from Arizona, Matt Gaetz from Florida, Thomas Massie from Kentucky and Ken Buck from Colorado Mary Miller from Illinois, Chip Roy from Texas, Jody Hice from Georgia, Alex Mooney from West Virginia, Scott Perry from Pennsylvania, Andy Harris from Maryland, Ted Budd from North Carolina and Barry Moore from Alabama.

CNN has informed each of these Republicans why they voted against the measure and received no response.

Daily protests have been going on in cities across Myanmar for a month and a half after the military seized control of the Southeast Asian country in a February 1 coup.

The military justified its takeover on allegations of widespread electoral fraud during the November 2020 general election, which delivered another overwhelming victory for Suu Kyi’s party.

Protesters demand the military Return power to civilian control and you will be held fully accountable. They are demanding the release of Suu Kyi and other civilian leaders. The many ethnic minorities in Myanmar, who have long struggled for greater autonomy in their country, are also calling for the 2008 military constitution to be abolished and for federal democracy to be established.

Most of the legislators on Capitol Hill have spoken out on the military coup and condemned harsh tactics to suppress demonstrations.

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