Oct 10, 2018 - Politics & Policy

Senators to demand Pompeo justify support for Saudis in Yemen

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A group of seven bipartisan senators plan to "demand answers" in a letter to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Wednesday over the United States' involvement with the ongoing civil war in Yemen, the Wall Street Journal reports.

The details: Last month, Pompeo certified U.S. support for the Saudi-led coalition in Yemen despite warnings from State Department experts. Per WSJ, the lawmakers — Democratic Sens. Jeff Merkley, Chris Murphy, Chris Coons and Jeanne Shaheen; and Republican Sens. Susan Collins, Jerry Moran and Todd Young — are asking Pompeo to justify his decision by the end of October.

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