Laura Evans

Sanders tries to block $650 million weapons sale to Saudi Arabia

On Dec. 7, Sen. Bernie Sanders spoke powerfully to his fellow senators to block a $650 million weapons sale to Saudi Arabia. In Yemen, 230,000 people, many thousands of them children, have been killed by this war, largely because of Saudi Arabia and its partners, enabled by the United States.

Why in the world would the U.S. reward a regime that's caused such pain?

It was commendable that following Bernie's speech, 30 senators voted against the president's arms sale - many of them from his own party. For the present, though, U.S. support for the Saudi coalition's brutal war in Yemen continues, in spite of Biden's earlier commitment to stop our country's complicity.

Bernie's speech clarified and amplified the urgent message: End our six-year involvement, which has killed thousands of Yemeni children.

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