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    Congress votes to withdraw US support from Saudi-led Yemen war

    The US House of Representatives has voted in favor of ending US involvement in the war in Yemen, but the bill is expected to be vetoed by President Donald Trump as the White House cites “serious constitutional concerns.”

    The House voted 247-175 in favor of the resolution to direct Trump to end US military involvement in the war within 30 days and to end support for the Saudi-led coalition that it has been backing. Congress is “no longer going to ignore its constitutional obligations when it comes to foreign policy,” said Democratic Rep. Eliot Engel, who chairs the House Foreign Affairs Committee, adding that the war in Yemen, now in its fifth year, “demands moral leadership.”

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    Quote Originally Posted by Itsback View Post
    but the bill is expected to be vetoed by President Donald Trump as the White House cites “serious constitutional concerns.”
    Oh the irony
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    I don't think it will even get to his desk... The warhawk Senate will kill it.

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    Senate approves the measure.

    http://www.ronpaulforums.com/showthr...-for-Yemen-war

    If Trump vetoes, he's the one disobeying the Constitution.

    Only Congress can declare war.

    If he vetoes, it might open up impeachment proceedings and expose the real country he has been colluding with all along. Saudi Arabia.

    I doubt he wants that. Especially in an upcoming election year.
    Last edited by revgen; 04-04-2019 at 02:21 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by revgen View Post
    Senate approves the measure.

    http://www.ronpaulforums.com/showthr...-for-Yemen-war

    If Trump vetoes, he's the one disobeying the Constitution.

    Only Congress can declare war.

    If he vetoes, it might open up impeachment proceedings and expose the real country he has been colluding with all along. Saudi Arabia.

    I doubt he wants that. Especially in an upcoming election year.
    I absolutely stand corrected, I missed that they already did! Looks like it's going to his desk then. Thank you for putting me straight.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Itsback View Post
    The US House of Representatives has voted in favor of ending US involvement in the war in Yemen, but the bill is expected to be vetoed by President Donald Trump as the White House cites “serious constitutional concerns.”
    As it allows the US army to continue to fight “al Qaeda or associated forces” (that’s probably anybody with supposed ties to Iran) I don't even think that Trump has any reason to veto the bill...

    Pursuant to section 1013 of the Department of State Authorization Act, Fiscal Years 1984 and 1985 (50 U.S.C. 1546a) and in accordance with the provisions of section 601(b) of the International Security Assistance and Arms Export Control Act of 1976 (Public Law 94–329; 90 Stat. 765), Congress hereby directs the President to remove United States Armed Forces from hostilities in or affecting the Republic of Yemen, except United States Armed Forces engaged in operations directed at al Qaeda or associated forces
    https://www.congress.gov/bill/115th-...lution/54/text
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    On 24 July, President Donald Trump vetoed 3 congressional resolutions aimed at blocking selling billions of dollars of weapons to Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates.

    Secretary of state Mike Pompeo had argued that threats from Iran are more than enough reason to approve the $8.1 billion arms sale to the 2 genocidal US allies in the Middle East.

    The toothless US Congress spoke a lot of empty big words, but won´t do anything to stop the ongoing sale of weapons.
    House foreign affairs committee chairman Eliot Engel said for example:
    The president’s veto sends a grim message that America’s foreign policy is no longer rooted in our core values – namely a respect for human rights – and that he views Congress not as a co-equal branch of government, but an irritant to be avoided or ignored.
    https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/...o-saudi-arabia
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