Boozman, recipient of Saudi largesse, a no vote on ending Yemen war

The Latest Senators move to act against Saudi Arabia

The Latest Senators move to act against Saudi Arabia

Pompeo also urged senators to vote against the Yemen resolution, claiming the timing is bad because they are "on the cusp" of all parties coming to the table for a potential cease-fire. By a bipartisan 63-37 vote, the Senate opted to move forward with legislation calling for an end to US involvement in the Saudi-led war in Yemen. They include Arkansas Sen.

The G20 summit in Buenos Aires is the first major worldwide event the Saudi prince has attended since the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul in October.

Yesterday's "procedural vote sets up the beginning of a floor debate on the resolution next week", explains the AP.

A day before the briefing, The Wall Street Journal also published an op-ed on Tuesday in which Pompeo noted that degrading U.S. -Saudi relationship will be a big mistake for the country's national security.

I've asked Boozman's office for a response, but am still waiting.

The worsening humanitarian crisis in Yemen also played a role in senators' frustration with the ongoing war there, in which the United States is supplying Saudi Arabia with weapons and support to fight Yemeni troops.

The murder of Khashoggi, a USA resident, has significantly heightened the growing unease in Congress over the mounting civilian toll in Yemen, where more than 50,000 people are estimated to have died, many as a direct result of the Saudi coalition's bombing campaign.

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Notably, President Trump has already dismissed the Central Intelligence Agency assessment report that claimed the crown prince ordered for Khashoggi's killing.

If the Sanders-Lee resolution does not pass, Corker said he could see members of the Appropriations State-Foreign Operations Subcommittee adding language regarding Saudi Arabia and Khashoggi to the final fiscal 2019 foreign aid spending bill.

The Senate is advancing a bill to pull US troops out of Yemen.

They will also be barred from entering into Canada.

"Canada continues to call for a credible and independent investigation", the statement said, so those responsible can face justice. "But degrading U.S. -Saudi ties would be a grave mistake for the national security of the U.S. and its allies".

The 52-year-old Cohen, who once famously said he would take a bullet for the Republican billionaire, admitted one count of making false statements relating to an already known prospective real-estate deal in court. Trump has praised a pending arms deal with the kingdom that he says will provide the USA with jobs and lucrative payments, though some outside assessments say the economic benefits are exaggerated.

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