Sanders Statement on Yemen Resolution Vote

WASHINGTON, March 20 – Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) issued the following statement Tuesday after the Senate voted to table a resolution that would have directed the removal of U.S. military forces from hostilities in Yemen that have not been authorized by Congress:

“I am deeply disappointed that Congress has once again abdicated its constitutional responsibility to authorize war. Time and time again, Congress has sat back and failed to ask the hard questions as various administrations have misled us into conflicts, including Vietnam and Iraq, with disastrous consequences. The Saudi-led intervention in Yemen, with U.S. support, has been a humanitarian disaster. Instead of supplying bombs and refueling capabilities, we should be doing everything possible to create a peaceful resolution to that civil war and provide humanitarian help.”