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Thursday, March 14, 2019

The Senate voted 54-46 Wednesday to pass a resolution ending U.S. military assistance for the Saudi-led war in Yemen. The vote crossed party lines, in what is seen as a rebuke of President Donald Trump's defense of Saudi Arabia over the last few months. The bill, sponsored by Sens. Mike Lee (R-UT), Chris Murphy (D-CT), and Bernie Sanders (I-VT), invokes the War Powers Resolution of 1973, which gives Congress the power to call for a withdrawal of military troops in the absence of a formal declaration of war.



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"The fact is that the United States, with little media attention, has been Saudi Arabia's partner in this horrific war," Sen. Bernie Sanders said on the Senate floor Wednesday. "We have been providing the bombs the Saudi-led coalition is using, refueling their planes before they drop those bombs and assisting with intelligence. In too many cases, our weapons are being used to kill civilians."

#1 | Posted by tonyroma at 2019-03-13 09:07 PM | Reply

Good move by our elected representatives. Wonder if they would band together to fight a veto.

#2 | Posted by GOnoles92 at 2019-03-13 10:07 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Step A: Ruin a ME Country
Step B: Pull out and declare some sort of moral victory
Step C: Commence ruining another ME country


#3 | Posted by NerfHerder at 2019-03-14 11:15 AM | Reply

This will have ramifications in the Democratic Party nomination contest; Bernie is standing head and shoulders above all the rest today.

#4 | Posted by danni at 2019-03-14 12:23 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Does thid mean the senate finaly have a set of balls? I think it is a one off vote, they really don't want any responsibility.

#5 | Posted by Sniper at 2019-03-14 12:25 PM | Reply

Someone finally went into the military router and turned off the Proxy connection.

#6 | Posted by LesWit at 2019-03-14 04:17 PM | Reply

#5, wow, I agree with Sniper.

#7 | Posted by cbob at 2019-03-14 08:39 PM | Reply

#5, wow, I agree with Sniper.

POSTED BY CBOB AT 2019-03-14 08:39 PM | REPLY

I better check on which pills I am taking. I must have mixed them up.

#8 | Posted by LauraMohr at 2019-03-14 08:43 PM | Reply

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