The Republican-controlled US Senate is defying President Donald Trump’s pro-Saudi policies by advancing a bipartisan bid to end the country’s support for the war on Yemen amid tensions over Jamal Khashoggi’s murder.
Although the White House had urged a “no” vote, American senators voted 63-37 Wednesday to consider ending Washington’s support for the Saudi-led aggression on Yemen.
The exact same measure failed on the chamber’s floor in a 55 to 44 vote in March.
Co-sponsored by Senators Bernie Sanders, Mike Lee and Chris Murphy, the bill would oblige Trump to cease support for the Saudi-led coalition via invoking the War Powers Resolution of 1973 (WPR).
A similar measure has to be taken in the House, where some Republican have shown opposition.
In a rare classified briefing ahead of the Senate vote, Secretary of…