The US Senate on December 13 delivered back-to-back rebukes of President Donald Trump’s embrace of Saudi Arabia, first voting to end US military support in the Saudi-led war in Yemen and then unanimously approving a measure blaming the Saudi crown prince for the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.
In a historic move, the Senators voted 56-41 to end U.S. military support for the war in Yemen.
“The current relationship with Saudi Arabia is not working for America,” said Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., a Trump ally.
It was the first time that chamber of Congress had also backed a resolution to withdraw U.S. forces from a military engagement under the War Powers Act.
Seven of US President’s fellow Republicans joined Senate Democrats to back the measure.
Immediately after the Yemen resolution, the Senate backed a resolution blaming Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman for Khashoggi’s murder and insisting that Saudi Arabia hold accountable anyone responsible for his death.