The House of Representatives has passed a resolution supporting freedom in Hong Kong against the “Article 23” laws forbidding subversion against the Chinese Communist Party or attending meetings of organizations not approved by China.

Who was the lone dissenter?

Rep. Ron Paul, the libertarian Republican from Texas:

The lone dissenting vote was cast by Rep. Ron Paul, a Republican of Texas. Seven members were absent for the vote, including Rep. Richard Gephardt, the former minority leader of the House and a candidate for the Democratic presidential nomination. [NY Sun, June 26, 2003]

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