Jerry Moran: A voice of reason on Saudi Arabia

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Opinion

July 1, 2019 - 10:11 AM

Apparently Senator Jerry Moran is the only Kansas Republican willing to stand up to Saudi Arabia.

Last week, Moran joined six other Senate Republicans in backing a resolution against President Trump’s use of emergency powers to sell arms to the Saudis. Afterward, Moran stated his concerns about the Saudi government and their role in Yemen’s civil war. He also stressed that it is the prerogative of Congress, not the President, to make such decisions.

Moran is right on all counts. By contrast, Senator Pat Roberts voted against the resolution, and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, of Wichita, is currently in Saudi Arabia cultivating deeper ties, apparently as a counterbalance to Iran. This is bad policy.

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