Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) is throwing his support behind a push to block part of President Trump’s $110 billion arms sale to Saudi Arabia.
“The human rights and humanitarian concerns have been well documented and are important: of equal concern to me is that the Saudi government continues to aid and abet terrorism via its relationship with Wahhabism and the funding of schools that spread extremist propaganda throughout the world,” Schumer said in a statement.
The Senate is expected to vote this week on a resolution of disapproval from Sens. Rand Paul (R-Ky.), Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) and Al Franken (D-Minn.) that would block a small part of the deal signed by Trump during his recent visit to Riyadh.
The senators want to block the sale because they believe selling weapons to Saudi Arabia will worsen the civil war in Yemen, where Saudi Arabia is leading a coalition supporting the ousted government. Read more at The Hill.