Washington—Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) today issued the following statement after voting for the Sanders-Lee resolution to end U.S. support for the war in Yemen:
“The United States can no longer turn a blind eye to this conflict because we are a party to it. The longer we enable the conflict to continue, the more innocent men, women and children will die.
“I welcomed Secretary Mattis’ announcement that the United States will no longer refuel the coalition’s aircraft. But more must be done. Until there is a congressional authorization, all U.S. forces supporting the coalition’s war should be withdrawn. That’s why I support the Sanders-Lee resolution.
“By ending our participation in this brutal war, we will send an unambiguous message that we won’t accept continued bloodshed.”
Senator Feinstein’s longer statement for the record can be read here.