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House Republicans joined with Democrats on Wednesday in a bipartisan rebuke of President trump, the support for a Saudi-led military Engagement in Yemen-a new GOP revolt on the management of foreign policy, stressed the continuing unrest in Congress about the murder of a Washington Post contributor Jamal Khashoggi.
Spurred on by the support of more than a dozen Republicans, chose to approve the house 248-177 to draw a resolution for the Pentagon, the U.S. troops from Yemen. The proposal will now be at the top of the GOP-controlled Senate, where a similar resolution adopted last year.
The move sets up for a showdown with the White house, the threat of veto against the measure. To override a two-thirds two-thirds majority of both chambers would be required, such a veto.
The Saudi leader of the military intervention in Yemen against the Iranian-supported Houthi rebels, which started in the year 2015, significant logistical and financial support from the U.S. military. Last year, in the USA, the costly practice of providing air-refueling to Saudi planes in exchange for the partial refund, but the US still has the arms, the intelligence and other resources.
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U.S. involvement in the country has some high-profile results. On new year’s day of this year, Jamal al-Badawi, Al-Qaeda operative linked to the deadly 2000 attack on the American ship, Cole, was killed in a U.S. air strike in Yemen. U.S. Central Command confirmed that the operative was, in hiding since 2006, was killed in a “precision strike in Marib Governate.”
But lawmakers in both parties increasingly uneasy about the humanitarian crisis in Yemen and skeptical of the U.S. partnership with the coalition, especially when there is evidence of Saudi Arabia’s role in the murder of Khashoggi, a critic of the Royal family.
The Houthis have included to 18,000 child soldiers in their rebel army since the beginning of the war in the year 2014, according to a senior Houthi military spokesman. To the United Nations check, 2,721 children for the fight are recruited to all sides in the conflict, the vast majority for the Houthis.
Also on Wednesday, despite a Republican-proposed resolution that the United States should 252-177 continued to share intelligence with “a foreign country”. The mixed signals caused apparent consternation among liberal watchdog groups.
“The Senate will now have to clarify, to the legislative Chaos prior to the adoption by the house,” Christopher Anders, Deputy Director of the American Civil Liberties Union legislative office, told Fox News. “In a resolution that were used, could be held to the shutdown of all American support for the Saudi-led bombing campaign in Yemen, the house, causing more problems than it solved.
“The house refused to clean up confusing language which is not likely to challenge the result in the trump administration, that you have to change something is to do it now, in the support of the Saudis in Yemen,” Different. “And in a malicious move, the house passed a Supplement, not to say the seems to be that President, Trump has almost unlimited authority to share intelligence about Yemen, with the Saudi Arabian government, the accused credible, the UN-to commit expert of horrific war crimes in Yemen.”
FILE – In this Jan. 3, 2017, file photo, tribesmen loyal to the Houthi rebels chant slogans during a gathering to fight for their objective the mobilization of more fighters in the battle fields, pro-government forces, in Sanaa, Yemen. Moroccan government officials said last Thursday, that Morocco has ceased to be in the military action, with the help of the Saudi-led coalition in the Yemeni war, and their ambassadors called back to Saudi Arabia. (AP Photo/Hani Mohammed, file)
The White house has little interest in congressional efforts to influence its foreign policy are shown. At the end of last year, Sens. Bob Corker, R-Tenn., and Bob Menendez, D-N. J., sent a letter to the White house, in accordance with the terms and conditions of the Global Magnitsky act, triggering a requirement that the President determine, to kill, within 120 days, whether or not the Saudi crown Prince, Mohammed bin Salman, was responsible for Khashoggi ‘ s,. The White house, the period of time refused to comply.
Senate passage on Thursday, the resolution would for the first time the Congress has been on the decades-old Powers Resolution to curb the military intervention. Also a possible confrontation with the White house, which threatened with a veto.
“We have helped to create and worsen, the world’s largest humanitarian crisis,” said Rep. Barbara Lee, D-Calif., during the debate. “Our involvement in this war, quite frankly, is shameful.”
The Chairman of the House Foreign Relations Committee, Rep. Eliot Engel, D-NY, said the voice, “Congress reclaiming its role in foreign policy.”
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Senate approval would set up a showdown with the administration over trump the shift of approach in foreign policy.
Legislators are quick to point out that Trump wants to withdraw troops from the wars in Syria and Afghanistan as part of his “America First” – approach, but has shown less interest in limiting the U.S. role in Yemen.
The White house says that the house resolution is “flawed”, because the US troops are not directly involved in military actions in Yemen, where the coalition fighting the Iran-supported Houthi rebels in a conflict largely as a proxy tussle nvolving the middle East, the dominant regional actors.
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The Congress has not invoked the war Power resolution, the approval of the military action, since it was adopted in 1973. Legislators approved a comprehensive authorizations for the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, some argue, are too wide for the other military actions.
New Democrats are encouraged in the house eager to confront Trump on foreign policy, and the Republicans in both chambers have been shown to place a willingness, a legislative check on the President’s agenda.
FILE – In this Feb. 12, 2018, file photo, a Saudi-led coalition forces, Teal, Mocha, Yemen. The Moroccan government officials said last week that Morocco has ceased to be in the military action, with the help of the Saudi-led coalition in the Yemeni war, and their ambassadors called back to Saudi Arabia. (AP Photo/Nariman El-Mofty, file)
Rep. Ro Khanna, D-Calif., the authors of the legislation, independent sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont said, there is an emerging bipartisan Alliance, the oversight skeptical of military intervention without congressional.
“It’s not just about Yemen. It is about the Congress position and every future President that they think twice whether to authorize a military intervention without the consent of the Congress,” Khanna said in an interview.
“It’s not just about Yemen. It is available on the Congress position.”
— Rep. Ro Khanna, D-Calif.
Before on Wednesday, the result of the vote, the house overwhelmingly agreed to add offered an amendment to suspend the work of the Republicans emerging Democratic opinion-dispute about the support for Israel.
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The amendment reaffirms the U.S. commitment “to combat anti-Semitism around the world” and says that it is in America’s interest in national security against a boycott of Israel. This is a reference to the Boycott, Divest and sanction movement, won the support of some of the legislators.
First-Term Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., a Muslim-American women in the Congress voted, came under criticism this week for her comments against the Israel Lobby organization AIPAC, the increased anti-Semitic stereotypes, including one in which she said the US relationship with Israel was “all about the Benjamins, baby.” You later apologized.
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Trump and Vice President Mike Pence have been disingenuous to each named Omar apology. Earlier on Wednesday, Omar collided with the trump administration’s new special envoy to Venezuela, and Elliott Abrams to ask him if he approved of the 1981 massacre in El Salvador — prompt Abrams to the question “ridiculous.”
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Now, the Yemen measure goes to the Senate, a similar resolution on the elimination of the US involvement in the war was approved with Republican support, by the end of last year.
To send the time, Congress was eager to deliver a message to both the President and the Saudis, according to the October murder of the US journalist Khashoggi the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul.
The US is the Saudi of 17 people for their involvement in the killing, and the US has found to have sanctioned intelligence officials that bin Salman, must have at least known the plot. Trump as far as tougher penalties, to the Prince. has decided not to impose The Kingdom insists that he did the killing.
The President has yet to veto any measures in Congress. If he is a veto for the Yemen resolution, it is unclear whether the legislature would have to override enough to support him.
Fox News’ Andrew O ‘ Reilly, Catherine Herridge, and Katherine Lam, and The Associated Press contributed to this report.