In the Ukraine, pro-Russian fighters have taken over a Ukranian naval base on the Crimean peninsula. Russian soldiers have entered the peninsula, as the Russian government formally claimed the territory as its own.
In the United States, members of the U.S. Congress have given angry speeches in the past about Russia’s intentions to take the Crimean peninsula for itself. Yesterday, however, when Russia actually followed through on its threats, Capitol Hill was silent.
The U.S. Senate convened only to announce that it wouldn’t bother meeting again until this Friday.
Four bills were introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives, and not one of them had a thing to do with Russia or the Ukraine.
The congressional response to the annexation of Crimea seems to be: Meh.
Given the many belligerent alternatives, I don’t see that as a bad thing.