Pelosi Statement on President Trump’s Veto of Bicameral, Bipartisan Bill Blocking Arms Sales to Saudi Arabia and the UAE

Jul 24, 2019
Press Release

Contact: Speaker’s Press Office,
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Washington, D.C. – Speaker Nancy Pelosi issued this statement after President Trump vetoed bipartisan, bicameral legislation to block the President’s transfer of weapons of war to Saudi Arabia and the UAE:
 
“The President’s shameful veto tramples over the will of the bipartisan, bicameral Congress and perpetuates his Administration’s involvement in the horrific conflict in Yemen, which is a stain on the conscience of the world.
 
“It is stunning that the President has chosen to not only turn a blind eye to Saudi Arabia’s horrific abuses, including the atrocity of Jamal Khashoggi’s murder, but to go further and allow the sale of more arms that will be used to perpetrate more human rights abuses around the world.
 
“Congress will continue to uphold our oversight responsibility, and put a check on the President’s recklessness.  We will continue to work to advance a peaceful, enduring political solution to the conflict and end the devastating humanitarian crisis in Yemen.”
 

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