Senate Votes To End Yemen War... Will Trump Veto?

Senate Votes To End Yemen War... Will Trump Veto?

The US Senate on Wednesday voted to pass a resolution to end US support for the Saudi-led war in Yemen.

The Senate has passed "war powers" legislation ordering the president to cease and desist his cooperation with Saudi Arabia in the destruction of Yemen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., left, and Sen.

The passage of the measure, which was co-sponsored Sen.

"Because the president has directed United States forces to support the Saudi-led coalition under his constitutional powers, the joint resolution would raise serious constitutional concerns to the extent that it seeks to override the president's determination as commander in chief", the White House said in a statement this week.

"Congressional authority over war was created to avoid the type of situation that's been unfolding in Yemen, where unauthorized USA military support began without public debate or scrutiny", Martin said.

Now with Democrats in control, that chamber is likely to take up and pass the measure.

His legislation calls for an end to a USA role in hostilities in Yemen, a nation of almost 30 million people at the tip of the Arabian Peninsula, where fighting between the Saudi-backed government and the Houthi rebel movement, backed by Iran, has been raging for four years.

Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah, accompanied by Sen.

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In this February 12, 2018, photo, Saudi-led coalition forces are seen in Yemen.

The Senate on Wednesday passed a measure mandating the withdrawal of USA forces from the Saudi/UAE-led war against Houthi rebels in Yemen.

Doubling down on the position that the executive branch, despite what the US Constitution clearly says, has unilateral war-making powers, a new statement was issued by President Trump's Office of Management and Budget (OMB) objecting to the Senate's vote on a challenge to the Yemen War.

The resolution cites the War Powers Act of 1973 and argues that the USA military involvement in assisting the Saudi Arabia-led coalition fighting in Yemen falls under this act.

The Senate is expected to vote on a resolution to reverse Trump's emergency declaration on border security issue with Mexico on Thursday, which is already passed by the House.

"This is historic. For the first time in 45 years, Congress is one step closer to withdrawing US forces from an unauthorized war", Sen.

Senate Armed Services Committee chairman Jim Inhofe, R-Okla., defended US involvement, describing it as "intelligence support that helps construct no strike lists that enable humanitarian efforts and protect humanitarian aid workers", and "not the tip of the spear". Five years of fighting has resulted in a devastating humanitarian crisis in the country. All Democratic Senators voted in support of the resolution.

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