Why the Senate went against Trump on Yemen

U.S. President Donald Trump and Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman sit down to a working lunch with their delegations at the White House in Washington.

Senior Fellow Tamara Cofman Wittes discusses the United States Senate’s recent vote to advance a measure that would cut support for Saudi Arabia’s war in Yemen, a reaction to the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi despite President Trump’s unwavering support of Saudi Arabia and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.

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