U.S. Representative Tim Ryan, whose district includes Kent, introduced a resolution in Congress this week commemorating the anniversary of the shootings at Kent State.
Ryan praised progress since then, including Kent States conflict management program. Though such resolutions usually pass without opposition, two Republicans protested by voting only "present."
Politico reported that Texas Congressman Michael Burgess didn't like the wording of the resolution because " quote -- "We basically single out the Ohio National Guard as being the one at fault."
After the shooting, President Nixon appointed the Presidents Commission on Campus Unrest. Its final report said the actions of some students in the weekend leading up to the shootings were criminal and dangerous. But guards firing was "unnecessary, unwarranted, and inexcusable."
Ryan's resolution passed unanimously, despite the two "present" votes.