Senators To Rebuke Arms Sales to Saudi Arabia, UAE, and Jordan

Seven senators from both parties will move to rebuke over $8 billion in arms sales to Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, and Jordan.

It comes after president trump forwent congressional approval of the deals.

That angered many in congress, and the senators will now put forth 22 votes to show their disapproval.

Those votes, however, will not block the sales.

Republican Senator Lindsey Graham says that while he understands that Saudi Arabia is a strategic ally, the behavior of their king cannot be ignored.

He also says now is not the time to do business with the Saudis.

Opponents of the sales point to the death of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, who was allegedly killed by Saudi operatives.

They also fear the arms will be used to kill civilians in the ongoing Yemen conflict.

That war has already killed thousands.


Source: NewsNet | Senators To Rebuke Arms Sales to Saudi Arabia, UAE, and Jordan