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Four GOP Senators Push to Derail Trump’s Saudi Arms Deal
« on: June 11, 2019, 06:16:37 PM »
Four GOP Senators Push to Derail Trump’s Saudi Arms Deal

The Senate effort to halt the Trump administration’s $8.1 billion in arms sales to Saudi Arabia, Jordan, and the United Arab Emirates may be picking up steam, as at least four Senate Republicans have joined with Democrats to force debate on the issue.

Senator Mike Lee has announced he will cosponsor the 22 separate joint resolutions of disapproval on the arms deal, joined by Republican Senators Lindsey Graham, Rand Paul, and Todd Young.

Senators Robert Menendez, Lindsey Graham, Chris Murphy, Rand Paul, Patrick Leahy, Todd Young, and Jack Reed introduced the resolutions in an effort to protect and affirm Congress’s role of approving arms sales to foreign governments. The union of this unlikely group of senators from both the Republican and Democratic parties means that the resolutions will likely come to the floor, grinding other business to a halt as the clock runs on each one, and as each of the two dozen votes are debated.

The Trump administration ran afoul of the Senate last month when it issued an emergency order to deter the “malign influence” of Iran and expedite the arms sales.

“These sales will support our allies, enhance Middle East stability, and help these nations to deter and defend themselves from the Islamic Republic of Iran,” Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said in a statement...........
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