UPDATED 6:39 AM PT — Thurs. Nov. 29, 2018
The Senate is advancing a bill to pull U.S. troops out of Yemen. The bill, which would end U.S. military support for the Saudi-led campaign in Yemen, passed by a vote of 63-to-37 on Wednesday.
The measure would require President Trump to remove troops “in or affecting Yemen” within 30-days.
The bill was co-sponsored by Senator Bernie Sanders, who said as the world’s superpower it was up to the U.S. to make its own decision on the future of its involvement.
“We have got to make the decision as to what happens in the war in Yemen and our role in that, and that’s what the vote today is about,” stated Sanders.
Back in March, an earlier version of the bill failed by six votes.
Both the secretary of defense and secretary of state previously said a withdraw would undermine the possibility of future peace talks.
The White House said it “strongly opposes” the resolution, and suggested President Trump would veto the bill if it makes it to his desk.