WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) issued the following statement after the Senate voted 54-46 to pass a resolution ending U.S. support for the Saudi-led coalition’s military action in Yemen.
“Today, the Senate spoke with a clear voice opposing U.S. support for the Saudi-led coalition’s operations in Yemen. We refused to turn a blind eye to civilian casualties or the ongoing humanitarian crisis that continues to devastate Yemen and its people. Passing this resolution was an important step and demonstrated that Congress will perform its constitutional duty and demand that our policies and actions are consistent with our values.
“This Congress will not overlook violations of human rights, whether by Saudi Arabia or by Houthi rebels in Yemen. This vote showed the Administration, the country, and the world that U.S. foreign policy and global leadership will always be rooted in our values.”