Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Rand Paul wants Senate vote on arming Saudis

Rand Paul to press for Senate vote on Saudi arms deal - Travis J. Tritten, Washington Examiner:

May 23, 2017 - "Sen. Rand Paul will attempt to force a Senate vote on the $110 billion arms deal with Saudi Arabia announced over the weekend ... according to Senate staff.

"The Republican Kentucky senator could file a motion on the vote either Tuesday or Wednesday.

"A Senate vote could throw the massive decade-long deal with the Saudis into uncertainty after the Trump administration touted it as new evidence of a tight alliance.

"Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said Saturday that the arms deal will allow the kingdom to keep up military pressure on Yemen rebels as part of Saudi Arabia's proxy war there with Iran."

Read more: http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/rand-paul-to-press-for-senate-vote-on-saudi-arms-deal/article/2623910
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