GOP Senators Join Dems To Block Trump Admin’s Saudi Arabian Arms Sales

WASHINGTON, DC - MARCH 20: President Donald Trump meets Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in the Oval Office at the White House on March 20, 2018 in Washington, D.C. (Photo by Kevin Di... WASHINGTON, DC - MARCH 20: President Donald Trump meets Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in the Oval Office at the White House on March 20, 2018 in Washington, D.C. (Photo by Kevin Dietsch-Pool/Getty Images) MORE LESS
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June 10, 2019 8:01 a.m.

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.

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