On December 5th, 2018 Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) introduced a Senate Resolution that holds Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman (MBS) personally responsible for a) the humanitarian situation in Yemen, b) the ongoing blockade of Qatar c) the torture and jailing of dissidents and d) personally orchestrating the murder of Jamal Khashoggi. The resolution comes after a select group of Senators were briefed on the situation by CIA Director Gina Haspel. The resolution itself is non-binding, however comes as yet another rebuke from the Congress regarding the US-Saudi relationship, and comes ahead of an expected floor debate on S.J 54 – a bill that if passed in both chambers would significantly curtail US assistance to Saudi Arabia in Yemen. The bill is co-sponsored by Sen(s) Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), Marco Rubio (R-FL), Ed Markey (D-MA), Todd Young (R-IN) and Chris Coons (D-DE).
- Lindsey Graham (R-SC) Introduces S. Res. 714