In a sweeping condemnation by President Donald Trump, the House of Representatives voted for the end of US aid for the Saudi Arabian war in Yemen on Wednesday.
Inspired by the continued support of the Trump government for Saudi Arabia following the assassination of columnist Jamal Khashoggi in the Washington Post, 18 Republicans joined the majority of the Democratic House in support of a joint resolution calling for the removal of the Armed forces of the United States to dispose of hostilities in the Republic of Yemen has not been approved by Congress. "
Although a modification Republican Ken Buck (R-CO) has given the US government the task of gathering and sharing information. This was a rare call for resolution of the war powers, which Congress passed after the Vietnam War to limit the power of the president to the military operations.
After the vote on Wednesday, Sen. Chris Murphy (D-CT) tweeted that he would "force Senate vote" with Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) and Bernie Sanders (I-VT).
The three senators drafted a similar resolution that was passed last December with the support of seven republicans, but the Republican-controlled house did not allow a vote.
If the Senate again accuses Trump of reprimanding Saudi Arabia – which is likely because six of the seven GOP senators who supported last year's measure – remain in office, the president would have to decide whether to sign the resolution or the first Veto wants to enter his administration.
The US military participated in the civil war in Yemen in 2015 under President Barack Obama, but has strengthened under Trump.
Air strikes by US-backed forces killed nearly 20,000 civilians.
The conflict has led to a humanitarian crisis in Yemen, with US intelligence estimates suggesting that 16 million people have no access to food or water and about 100,000 children have starved to death.