Senators Make Bipartisan Effort to Block $650 Million Arms Sales to Saudis

three senators on Thursday made a two-pronged push aimed at blocking a proposed $650 million arms sale to Saudi Arabia.

Sens. Rand PaulSenators Make Bipartisan Effort to Block 0 Million Arms Sales to SaudisRandal (Rand) Howard PaulSenators put two sides in to block 0M arms sales to Saudis YouTube temporarily suspends Ron Johnson’s channel over Disinformation COVID-19 Fauci explodes Paul for say he is responsible for COVID pandemic MORE (R-Ky.), Mike LeeMichael (Mike) Shumway LeeSenators Make Bipartisan Effort To Block 0M Arms Sales To Saudis On The Money – Biden caps off infrastructure week Senate Republicans call on colleagues reject government issuing bills without borders wall financing MORE (R-Utah) and Bernie SandersBernie SandersSenators put two sides in to block 0 million arms sales to Saudis The progressive bubble Defund Biden: the only one way to put America on An budget MORE (I-Vt.) submitted a joint resolution disapproving of the proposed arms sales to the country in the Middle East, pointing to its role in civil war in Yemen.

The joint resolution aims to block sales of items and services including 280 air-until-air missiles, 596 LAU-128 Missile Rail Launchers, containers, support equipment, spare and repair parts and logistics support services.

“A message should be sent to Saudi Arabia that we do not approve of their war with Yemen,’ said Paul in a statement. “By participating in this sale, we wouldn’t be alone rewarding reprehensible behavior, but also aggravate a humanitarian crisis in Yemen. I urge Congress and the Biden administration to possible effects of this sale die could accelerate a weapon race in the Middle East and security in endanger of U.S military technologies.”

“If the Saudi government continues to wage its devastating war in Yemen and its own oppression people, we should not be rewarding them with more arms sales,” Sanders said in a statement.

Last week, Rep. Ilhan OmariIlhan OmarSenators put two sides in to block 0M arms sales to Saudis McCarthy pledges to restore Greene and Gosar in commissions if GOP wins House Boebert faces heavy criticism after Gosar floor speech MORE (D-Min.) introduced its own joint resolution aimed at blocking sales of weapons to Saudi Arabia, met the same reasoning.

“It’s just unscrupulous to sell weapons to Saudi Arabia as they go on” met the slaughter of the innocent” people and starve millions in Yemen, kill and torture dissidents, and support modern slavery,” said Omar in a statement.

The State Department Approved This $650 Million Arms Sale first big arms deal made with Saudi Arabia during Biden’s presidency earlier this month.

While President BidenJoe BidenHouse Pushing Democrats vote on social spending plan until Friday Fauci says all adults should ‘go get boosted’ Senate confirms Park Service director after years of acting heads MORE cut off U.S support for Saudi-led operations in civil war in Yemen, he has been criticized by Democrats and activists for do not more to punish civil rights violations in the kingdom, including the 2018 killing of The in US-based Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

The hill has reached out to the White House and the US Embassy of the kingdom of Saudi Arabia in Washington D.C., for comment.

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