The Senate approved a resolution to end U.S. support for the Saudi-led war in Yemen by 56-41 votes on the resolution, which would require the president, Donald Trump, to withdraw all troops in Yemen within 30 days.
This resolution is a bipartisan rebuke to the White House over its policies towards Saudi Arabia after the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.
Sen. Bernie Sanders, one of the sponsors of the resolution, said that “we’re going to bring peace to that country.”
HISTORIC VICTORY: The Senate has voted to stop U.S. military support for the Saudi-led coalition fighting in Yemen. This is the first time ever that the Senate has voted to end an unauthorized war. https://t.co/8SLVTA5m2d
— Bernie Sanders (@SenSanders) December 13, 2018
US support for the Saudi-led war, that actually began during the Obama administration, is thought to be focused on countering Iran, but 85,000 children in Yemen are right now starving to death as a result of the war and millions are facing imminent starvation because of the ongoing famine caused by the war.
Senate resolution today is a statement to Trump saying that this war should be over and Saudi Arabia should be left alone. Only troops fighting al-Qaeda would be allowed to stay in the African country.
Donald Trump has threatened to veto the resolution, that would still need to be passed by the House before it gets to President’s desk.