Tulsi Gabbard on Saudi Arabia & Yemen

Key Points

  • For years, Tulsi has strongly pushed to end U.S. assistance to Saudi Arabia’s genocidal war in Yemen
  • Tulsi strongly believes the United States should completely end our alliance with Saudi Arabia; allying with Saudi Arabia is directly counter to American interests.
  • Saudi Arabia provides direct and indirect support for extremist groups like ISIS.
  • According to the NYT, “The Saudi-led war has focused on the airstrikes that have killed thousands of civilians at weddings, funerals and on school buses, aided by American-supplied bombs and intelligence.”
  • Tulsi strongly supports House legislation to end U.S. military support of Saudi Arabia in Yemen and has condemned Republican leadership’s measures to block a vote.
  • For years, Tulsi has also voiced her strong opposition to Saudi Arabia’s state sponsored Islamist extremism. Saudi Arabia spends hundreds of billions of dollars to spread their Wahhabi/Salafi/Deobandi (WSD) takfir extremist ideology around the world through literature, media outreach, madrasas, etc, fueling the threat of extremist violence.  

Legislation

  • H.Con.Res.138 - Directing the President pursuant to section 5(c) of the War Powers Resolution to remove United States Armed Forces from hostilities in the Republic of Yemen that have not been authorized by Congress: Cosponsored a bill in the House similar to S.J.Res.54., ending US involvement in Yemen.
  • S.J.Res.54 - A joint resolution to direct the removal of United States Armed Forces from hostilities in the Republic of Yemen that have not been authorized by Congress: Strong support for the bill to end US involvement in Yemen, which has passed the Senate and has yet to be voted on in the house.
  • H.R.643 To prohibit the provision of United States security assistance to the Government of Saudi Arabia, and for other purposes.

  • Tulsi also sent a leter Secretary Mattis urging an end to the United States’ military participation in Yemen’s civil war https://pocan.house.gov/sites/pocan.house.gov/files/2017-5-2%20Hodeida.pdf
  • H.R.7350 No Nuclear Weapons for Saudi Arabia Act of 2018

Tulsi’s Statements/Video

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