House of Representatives passes resolution to sanction ICC

by ian

The House passed a resolution yesterday to impose sanctions on the International Criminal Court.

The Illegitimate Court Counteraction Act was introduced by Rep. Chip Roy (R-Texas) and was hailed as a major Republican-led victory in the House. The resolution passed 247-155, including 42 Democrats voting alongside 205 Republicans.

The sanction would specifically block the ICC from actions to “investigate, arrest, detain, or prosecute any protected person of the United States and its allies.” But the resolution may not progress further in the Senate, where the Democratic leadership will likely ignore it.