Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) has introduced a joint resolution to block some $650 million in arms sales to Saudi Arabia, citing the need to end U.S. support for the kingdom’s bloody proxy war in Yemen. Paul was joined by Sens. Mike Lee (R-Utah), and Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.). Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) introduced a similar resolution in the House earlier this month. The lawmakers seek to block the sale of some $650 million in weapons to the Saudis, including 280 air-to-air missiles and 596 missile launchers, among other weapons and associated training and support. “A message needs to be sent to Saudi Arabia that we don’t approve of their war with Yemen,” Paul said when announcing the resolution on Nov. 18. “By participating in this sale, we would not only be rewarding reprehensible behavior, but also exacerbating a humanitarian crisis in Yemen.” “The war in Yemen is a humanitarian tragedy, and U.S. …


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