Oct 16, 2018 - Economy

Lindsey Graham says “toxic” Mohammed bin Salman “has to go”

Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) said on Fox & Friends Tuesday that Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (MBS) "can never be a leader on the world stage," and that regardless of what President Trump does, Graham is going to move to "sanction the hell out of Saudi Arabia" over the disappearance of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

Why it matters: The Trump administration, and Jared Kushner in particular, have worked hard to polish the reputation of Saudi Arabia and MBS. Meanwhile, Trump has said that he is not in favor of ending the billions of dollars in weapons deals the U.S. has negotiated with the kingdom as a result of Khashoggi's disappearance, but Congress nonetheless still has the power to introduce sanctions.

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