US Senate Takes Aim at Saudi Arabia
In a rebuke to both President Donald Trump and Riyadh, the Senate approved a resolution yesterday to withdraw U.S. military support from the Saudi-led coalition in Yemen’s civil war. The bipartisan 63-37 vote signaled lawmakers want to punish Saudi Arabia over the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi. Though the secretaries of state and defense lobbied against the measure, the mood toward the kingdom has darkened: “It’s time to send Saudi Arabia a message,” said Sen. Bob Menendez. Still, the resolution may need to wait for a new Congress to win House support.