A bipartisan group of Senators, Mike Lee (R-UT), Chris Murphy (D-CT), and Al Franken (D-MN) cosponsored a bill introduced by Kentucky Senator Rand Paul to end the sale of weapons to Saudi Arabia.
Senator Paul’s bill, would have prevented the sale of $1.15 billion worth of arms to Saudi Arabia. The Kentucky Senator offers a number of different reasons why his bill should be supported.
In speaking from the Senate floor, Paul begins by speaking about the Constitutional process required for a Congressional declaration of war. Although this vote was not directly typing the United States into a war, the sale would certainly represent America becoming involved and choosing sides in the conflict between Saudi Arabia and Yemen.
He states that there are numerous reasons why we should not continue to support the Saudi government. For example, the Senate recently voted unanimously to allow the families of the victims of 9/11 to sue the Saudi government, suggesting that it is widely agreed upon that Saudi Arabia very likely was involved with the largest attacks undertaken on American soil.
He also cites that they kill those who convert to Christianity, kill protestors, imprison women who are raped, and commit so many more human rights violations.
Further, Paul argues that Saudi Arabia armed Al Nusra, Al Queda, and likely even ISIS.
Watch the full video and let HYPELINE know in the comments if we should be getting involved in this conflict in Yemen!