Senate votes to end US support for Saudi war, bucking Trump

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(Worthy News) - The Senate approved a resolution Thursday to end U.S. support for the Saudi-led war in Yemen, dealing a significant blow to President Trump amid heightened tensions over the death of U.S.-based Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

Senators voted 56-41 on the resolution, which would require the president to withdraw any troops in or “affecting” Yemen within 30 days unless they are fighting al Qaeda.

The resolution would still need to be passed by the House before it could be sent to Trump, who has threatened to veto it. The House on Wednesday narrowly approved a rule governing debate on the farm bill that included a provision that would prevent lawmakers from forcing a war powers vote this year. [ Source: The Hill (Read More...) ]

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2 thoughts on “Senate votes to end US support for Saudi war, bucking Trump”

  1. Because these were past associations that he later gave up.

    Even if Khashoggi wasn't as progressive and Westernized as some people would like to think that still doesn't justify murdering him in a consulate when all he wanted to do was get divorce papers. There's another principle here: human rights such freedom of speech and due process. This deserves to be an outrage along with the humanitarian crisis in Yemen.

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