Sens. Chris Murphy (D-CT) and Todd Young (R-IN) have teamed up to request a report on Saudi Arabia’s human rights record, which could result in a vote to halt an arms trade worth billions.
According to Politico, the two are reacting in part because of the administration’s indifference after Saudi officials’ brutal slaying of Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi.
Sens. Bob Menendez (D-NJ) and Lindsey Graham (R-SC) are also working to block recent arms sales.