November 28, 2018

Whitehouse Signals Support for Yemen Resolution

Washington, DC – U.S. Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) released the following statement regarding a Senate resolution directing the Trump administration to remove U.S. military forces from the Saudi-led war in Yemen, which is expected for a vote before week’s end:

“The humanitarian crisis in Yemen continues to worsen.  Saudi Arabia continues to take actions that undermine confidence—not only with the brazen murder of Jamal Khashoggi, but in its continuing disregard for innocent human life in Yemen.  The president has been weak in addressing these issues.  Now it is incumbent on the Senate to send a clear message to the Saudi government that American support is not unconditional or absolute.  I intend to vote in favor of the Sanders resolution.”


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