News Release

Trump Vetoes Yemen War Powers Bill


Rep. Ro Khanna tweeted late Tuesday: “With Trump’s veto of @BernieSanders’ and my War Powers Resolution, which passed with bipartisan support in Congress, he is risking the lives of millions of Yemeni civilians to famine, deadly airstrikes, and the war crimes of the Saudi regime. We must override his veto.”

SHIREEN AL-ADEIMI, 1shireen at, @shireen818
Originally from Yemen, Al-Adeimi is an assistant professor of education at Michigan State University. Her most recent piece is “As War on Yemen Hits the 4-Year Mark, Here’s a Brief History of U.S. Involvement.”

She tweeted Tuesday night: “Just yesterday, MbS [Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman Al Saud] met with U.S. Central Command in Riyadh … Also yesterday, @SenSanders called on Trump to sign #SJRes7 during the #BernieTownHall on Fox. And this evening, Trump vetoed the bill. #Yemen”She writes in her recent piece: “This brutal and ongoing onslaught has taken the lives of more than 60,000 Yemenis and left half the population — 14 million people — on the verge of famine. What began as a civil war in Yemen escalated into what the United Nations calls the world’s worst humanitarian crisis. Yemen became an international killing field, with Saudi Arabia leading a vicious bombing campaign, which the Obama and then Trump administrations helped unleash. As the political tide in the United States finally turns against the war, we must not let its early proponents — and those who remained silent — whitewash their misdeeds. We must be willing to look honestly at what the United States has done to the Yemeni people, so that we can finally end this war, and prevent similar atrocities in the future. …”

ISAAC EVANS-FRANTZ, isaacef at, @actioncorpsnyc
Isaac Evans-Frantz is with Action Corps NYC, which is organizing a number of protests, including targeting media outlets that have largely ignored the devastation in Yemen. See on Facebook: “Tell Morning Joe to Report on Yemen.” Background: recent piece from the media watch group FAIR: “Bill to End Yemen Siege Passes — No Thanks to MSNBC.”