"The president of the United States has refused to halt arms sales to Saudi Arabia in part because he is more interested in appeasing USA defense contractors than holding the Saudis accountable for the murder of a Washington Post journalist or for the thousands of Yemeni civilians killed by those weapons", Warren said in a speech at American University.
Defense Secretary James Mattis on Wednesday pushed back against media reports the Central Intelligence Agency concluded Saudi Arabian Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman ordered the killing of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi, telling reporters there is "no smoking gun" implicating the prince, The Week reports.
The Trump administration launched a furious last-minute lobbying campaign aimed at stopping the resolution, including a briefing in the Senate on Wednesday morning with Defense Secretary James Mattis and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. The Senate is considering a vote as soon as this week to halt US involvement in the Saudi-led war in Yemen.
Freeland accompanied Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to the summit, also attended by Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.
Several senators said they were angry about the absence of CIA Director Gina Haspel from the pre-vote briefing.
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The Senate on Wednesday voted across party lines to move forward a bill that would end USA involvement in the war in Yemen.
The bill was co-sponsored by Senator Bernie Sanders, who said as the world's superpower it was up to the U.S.to make its own decision on the future of its involvement. The official spoke on the condition of anonymity to discuss internal matters.
Wednesday's vote did not pass the resolution; rather, it discharged the resolution from committee, bypassing an important procedural hurdle and guaranteeing that it will get a vote on the Senate floor, likely sometime next week. But he said he believes the Senate should "figure out some way for us to send the appropriate message to Saudi Arabia that appropriately displays American values and American national interests".
"MbS has not taken ownership of the death", Corker said, using the short-hand initials for the crown prince.
"This case is not closed", she said. "But degrading U.S. -Saudi ties would be a grave mistake for the national security of the U.S. and its allies".
Congress and the White House are set for a showdown as there is bipartisan support on Capitol Hill for sanctions or other penalties for the Saudis and Trump has doubled down on the relationship. This website is not intended for users located within the European Economic Area.