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New resolution would pull U.S. support from Saudis in Yemen war

Sens. Bernie Sanders and Mike Lee introducing their joint resolution.
Sens. Bernie Sanders and Mike Lee introducing their joint resolution. Photo: Mark Wilson / Getty Images

A bipartisan resolution was introduced in Congress on Thursday by Sens. Bernie Sanders, Chris Murphy, and Mike Lee, to end U.S. support for the Saudi-led coalition in the war in Yemen.

Why it matters: Yemen has been completely torn apart by the conflict between the Houthi rebel forces and the Saudi-led coalition which supports President Abdrabbuh Mansour Hadi. The U.S. military has been supporting the Saudi coalition since the Obama administraiton. Sanders, Lee, and Murphy argue that Congress did not approve involvement, and therefore the U.S. should not be involved "beyond providing desperately needed humanitarian aid."