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Sun Jun 9, 2019, 08:23 PM

Dem, GOP senators want to check Trump's power to sell arms to Saudis

Source: NBC

WASHINGTON Two senators plan to introduce a bill Monday designed to force a vote on current and future U.S. arms sales and other military support to Saudi Arabia, saying it was time lawmakers checked President Donald Trump's attempts to bypass Congress on foreign policy.

The bill, sponsored by Republican Sen. Todd Young of Indiana and Democratic Sen. Chris Murphy of Connecticut, who both sit on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, marks the latest counterpunch by lawmakers who strongly oppose selling weapons to Saudi Arabia and who are outraged at the Trump administration's recent decision to sidestep Congress on an arms deal worth billions of dollars.

"The process we are setting in motion will allow Congress to weigh in on the totality of our security relationship with Saudi Arabia, not just one arms sale, and restore Congress's role in foreign policy-making," Murphy said in a statement.

Last week, a bipartisan group of senators, including Murphy and Young, proposed nearly two dozen resolutions that would require votes on each of the arms sales that make up the $8.1 billion weapons package to Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Jordan announced by the Trump administration on May 24. By law, arm sales require congressional approval but the Trump administration avoided any review by lawmakers for the controversial deal by declaring a national security "emergency," citing the threat posed by Iran.

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Sun Jun 9, 2019, 11:44 PM

1. I suspect the GOP ones will only put on a show of checking his power to use it as fodder for

the upcoming elections and claim they will continue to do so if the people will just vote for them to serve another term.
In reality though what they will do is go back to trying to appease him but what they forget is appeasement failed in Germany once already when a number of politicians tried the tactic of trying to appease Adolf during his rise to power and alot of those same politicians ended up dead.

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Sun Jun 9, 2019, 11:58 PM

2. Trump is still selling nuclear technology to SA.

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