Senate breaks with Trump on Saudi-led war in Yemen | TheHill
“Our office is working with leadership and the [Congressional Progressive Caucus] to finalize a date of when we will pass the Senate [War Powers Resolution] and send it to the president’s desk,” his office added.
Wednesday’s vote comes a day before the Senate is likely to also pass a resolution of disapproval blocking Trump’s emergency declaration—setting up a one-two punch that will force the president to reject back-to-back legislation from Capitol Hill.
“I’m sure Republicans want to … peel two band aids off at once it hurts less,” said Sen. Chris Murphy (D-Conn.), a cosponsor of the Yemen legislation. “This will be the first two vetoes coming in rapid succession. Maybe Republicans did notice the 2018 election.”
Saudi Arabia has emerged as a growing split between Trump and Congress in the wake of the slaying last fall of Washington Post contributor Jamal Khashoggi, who was a critic of the Saudi government.