Hirono Votes to End Support of Saudi-Led War in Yemen

December 13, 2018, 4:34 PM HST
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Sen. Mazie K. Hirono voted to pass a resolution to end U.S. involvement in the Saudi-led war in Yemen on Thursday, Dec. 13, 2018. Following the 56-41 vote, Sen. Hirono released the following statement:

“The humanitarian crisis in Yemen continues unabated. But today, a bipartisan majority in the Senate voted to end U.S. military support that enables Saudi Arabia to continue its devastating war in Yemen and condemn Saudi Arabia’s role in the death of Jamal Khashoggi.

“The message we sent was clear—American values of human rights and press freedom are not for sale. Not for ‘billions’ in arms sales and not for unsubstantiated promises of ‘over a million U.S. jobs.’ Today we stood up against the President’s abhorrent policies, and while I am disappointed that the House will not consider this resolution, our fight is far from over. We will continue our efforts to shift course and focus U.S. leadership and resources on diplomacy to end this humanitarian crisis by achieving a lasting ceasefire and peaceful resolution to the conflict in Yemen.”

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