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Senate Fails to Overturn Trump Veto on Yemen War

HeadlineMay 03, 2019

The Senate has failed to overturn President Trump’s veto of legislation that would have ended U.S. support for the Saudi-led war in Yemen, which has killed thousands of civilians and sparked the world’s worst humanitarian crisis. This comes as the United Nations warns the death toll in Yemen could reach 233,000 if the war continues through the end of the year. This is Senator Bernie Sanders speaking on Thursday just before the vote.

Sen. Bernie Sanders: “The war in Yemen, right now, has led to the worst humanitarian disaster on the face of the Earth. There are studies out there which unbelievably tell us that hundreds of thousands of people will starve to death by the end of 2019 if we don’t stop this war. What we are trying to do and for the first time have used the War Powers Act in an effective way to get the United States out of an unauthorized war.”

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