nearvideo-should Congress have more control in the Yemen war?
Indiana Republican Senator Todd Young weighs to give in the Senate debate, Congress, more control in the role of the war in the Yemen.
The Senate on Thursday passed a resolution that saw to the United States to end military support for the Saudi-led coalition in the war in Yemen against the Iran-supported Houthis in a cross-party vote, the Republicans breaking with President Trump.
The Senate voted 56-41 for the measure, which came as a U. N. negotiator for a ceasefire between the two sides knobelte in discussions in Sweden and in the midst of the continued controversy over the killing of activists Jamal Khashoggi. All the Democrats voted aye, and seven Republicans joined in-including Sens. Susan Collins, R-Maine, Jeff Flake, R-Ariz., and Rand Paul, R-Ky. Three senators, all Republicans, don’t vote.
In a second Saudi-reproach, a joint resolution, saying: Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman was responsible for the killing of Khashoggi passed by a voice vote.
The Yemen resolution was sponsored by Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., and Sen., Mike Lee, R-Utah. To get although majority Leader Mitch McConnell, and most Republicans, managed enough votes to pass.
Sanders described the vote as a “historic moment” and thanked the senators that he is “the United States will starve to death in the Saudi-led intervention in Yemen, which has caused the worst humanitarian crisis on earth, with 85,000 children.”
Republicans and important officials in the trump administration, the Senate was urged to adopt a corresponding resolution, and have tried them for the maintenance of the U.S.-Saudi Alliance in the middle of international fallout over Khashoggi, the cruel killing in the hands of Saudi-cooperatives. Secretary of state Mike Pompeo told reporters last week that a resolution could damage the U. N.-led peace talks.
“It is the opinion of the administrative …, the passing of a resolution at this point, is undermining it, which would put it close to the Houthis, which would put it close to the Iranians, and it undermines the fragile agreement for everyone to go to Sweden, and this discussion,” he said.
Tens of thousands of people are believed to have been killed in the Yemen conflict, which began when the Houthis, the Yemeni government ousted in the year 2014. Two-thirds of Yemen’s 27 million residents rely on aid and more than 8 million are threatened by starvation.
The US is not directly involved in the civil war, but provides assistance to the Saudi-led coalition, including intelligence-sharing and arms sales.
There was increased control, support in the course of Khashoggi, the murder of a Saudi Consulate in Turkey. U.S. intelligence agencies have reportedly concluded that bin Salman, must have at least known about the plan to kill you, Khashoggi, although trump to doubt this assessment has proven to be.
“King Salman and crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman vigorously deny any knowledge of the planning or execution of the murder of Mr Khashoggi. Our intelligence services, appreciate all the information, but it could very well be that the crown Prince had knowledge of this tragic event – maybe he did and maybe he is not.” Trump said in a statement last month.
The members of the house received a systematic instruction in Khashoggi ‘ s killing earlier Thursday, defense Minister James Mattis and Pompeo.
Fox News’ Chad Pergram contributed to this report.