Trump Smackdown: House Votes to End U.S. Aid for Saudi’s (Israeli) Yemen War

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Time for that long awaited stroke?

Editor’s note:  Pure good v. bad politics with the GOP siding with Israel and Saudi Arabia in their genocide against the people of Yemen who are currently kicking Saudi Arabia’s ass… Gordon

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The House voted to end U.S. military assistance to Saudi Arabia’s war in Yemen in a 248-177 vote on Wednesday, The New York Times reports. Eighteen Republicans reportedly voted with Democrats to “curtail presidential war powers” after Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi was killed in Istanbul’s Saudi Arabian consulate late last year.

The Senate will now have to respond, and Senate aides told the newspaper they were “optimistic” a resolution would pass. The previous Senate also passed a very similar resolution last year in a 56 to 41 vote.

Over the weekend, the White House reportedly threatened to block such a resolution if it ended up on the president’s desk—claiming that the “the premise of the joint resolution is flawed” because the U.S. offered “limited support to member countries of the Saudi-led coalition” in Yemen.

Saudi Arabia has denied having anything to do with Khashoggi’s death, but U.S. intelligence reportedly concluded Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman ordered the October 2018 murder.

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3 COMMENTS

  1. Yes, it is a Trump smackdown, but let’s not lose sight of the fact that the Obama administration approved over $100 billion in weapons sales to the Saudis, despite the Iran deal. The biggest smackdown here would be to McCain, but he’s dead. Still, I’ll take it!

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