With Vote Looming, Anti-War Groups Call on Nation to Demand Congress End US-Backed Slaughter in Yemen

With a vote expected later on Tuesday, and as the Senate debates a joint resolution that aims to end U.S. support for the Saudi-led bombing of Yemen, peace advocates are urging Americans to immediately call their representatives in Congress to back the legislation.

Senate Joint Resolution 54 is sponsored by Sens. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), Chris Murphy (D-Conn.), and Mike Lee (R-Utah). It would mandate “the removal of United States Armed Forces from hostilities in the Republic of Yemen that have not been authorized by Congress.”

Sanders advocated for the bill on the Senate floor Tuesday:

On the 15th anniversary of the U.S. invasion of Iraq, Sanders compared U.S. complicity in Yemen with the wars in Vietnam and Iraq, which he called “the two most significant foreign policy disasters in the modern history of the United States.”

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