Senators Challenge ‘War Powers’ in Hopes of Extracting US from Saudi War Against Yemen

US: A bipartisan effort by four senators, Mike Lee (R-UT), Rand Paul (R-KY), Bernie Sanders (I-VT), and Chris Murphy (D-CT), is looking to end US military’s involvement in the Saudi-led war in Yemen. They have introduced the first-ever War Powers vote to come out of the Senate. The bill is based on the fact that Congress has never authorized the use of military force in Yemen. The US has participated in the Saudi invasion of Yemen since it began in 2015, with US tanker planes performing mid-air refueling missions for Saudi bombers, and US warships participating in the naval blockade that is causing mass starvation in Yemen. -GEG

A bipartisan effort by four senators is looking to end the US military’s involvement in the Saudi-led war in Yemen, with the introduction of the first ever War Powers Act vote to come out of the Senate.

Senators Bernie Sanders (I-VT), Rand Paul (R-KY), Mike Lee (R-UT), and Chris Murphy (D-CT) are forwarding the bill, which notes that Congress has never authorized the use of military force in Yemen. This should allow Congress to oblige the administration to end US involvement in the war. Sens. Sanders and Lee had a formal press conference Wednesday.

The US has participated in the Saudi invasion of Yemen since it began in 2015, with US planes performing mid-air refueling missions for Saudi bombers, and US warships at times participating in the Saudi-led naval blockade which is causing mass starvation in Yemen.

Efforts in the House late last year to challenge the Yemen war under the War Powers Act were blocked by the leadership, which replaced it with a non-binding resolution confirming that Congress never authorized a war on Yemen’s Shi’ite Houthi movement, which passed 366-30.

These same senators tried to push a bill last summer to block arms sales to Saudi Arabia, though this narrowly failed. Since then, they and other critics of the Yemen operation have criticized Saudi war crimes, and noted the danger of having the US so deeply involved in these war crimes.

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