Senate Voted To End Military Support For Saudi Arabia’s War In Yemen
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The Saudi-led intervention in Yemen, with U.S. support, had killed thousands of civilians. Over 85,000 children have died of starvation. Senator Bernie Sanders pleaded with the Senate, “Enough is enough. The Senate must vote to end U.S. support for this war.” in the video “US Must Stop Supporting Saudi War in Yemen” below:
With a 56 to 41 vote outcome on Thursday, Dec. 13, 2018, to end U.S. military assistance for Saudi Arabia‘s war in Yemen, the Senate demonstrated a bipartisan defiance against President Trump’s policy toward Saudi Arabia. For the first time, the U.S. Senate voted to withdraw U.S. Armed Forces from an unauthorized and unconstitutional war. The situation in Yemen had been the worst humanitarian disaster in the world. Eighty-five thousand children have already starved to death and millions more are on the brink of starvation. All of which was caused by Saudi intervention in the civil war in Yemen.It was a rare move by the Senate to limit presidential war powers and a definite strong message of disapproval for the nearly four year conflict that had killed thousands of civilians and also brought famine to Yemen.
On the same day, these Senators also unanimously approved a separate resolution to hold the Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman of Saudi Arabia personally responsible for the death of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, contrary to Mr. Trump’s refusal to condemn the prince and dismissal of the United States intelligence agencies’ conclusions that the Crown Prince directed the killing of Khashoggi.
These votes were definite signal that Congress will take on Mr. Trump’s support of Saudi Arabia when Democrats take control of the House in January of 2019.
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