U.S. Fumbles Peace Vote as Yemen and Rebels Come to Tentative Agreement

Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., joined at left by Sen. Chris Murphy, D-Conn., holds a news conference after the Senate passed a resolution he introduced that would pull assistance from the Saudi-led war in Yemen, a measure to rebuke Saudi Arabia after the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, at the Capitol in Washington, Thursday, Dec. 13, 2018.
Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., joined at left by Sen. Chris Murphy, D-Conn., holds a news conference after the Senate passed a resolution he introduced that would pull assistance from the Saudi-led war in Yemen, a measure to rebuke Saudi Arabia after the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, at the Capitol in Washington, Thursday, Dec. 13, 2018. J. Scott Applewhite / AP Photo
Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., joined at left by Sen. Chris Murphy, D-Conn., holds a news conference after the Senate passed a resolution he introduced that would pull assistance from the Saudi-led war in Yemen, a measure to rebuke Saudi Arabia after the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, at the Capitol in Washington, Thursday, Dec. 13, 2018.
Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., joined at left by Sen. Chris Murphy, D-Conn., holds a news conference after the Senate passed a resolution he introduced that would pull assistance from the Saudi-led war in Yemen, a measure to rebuke Saudi Arabia after the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, at the Capitol in Washington, Thursday, Dec. 13, 2018. J. Scott Applewhite / AP Photo

U.S. Fumbles Peace Vote as Yemen and Rebels Come to Tentative Agreement

Yesterday, the U.S. Senate voted to end U.S. support for Saudi Arabia’s intervention in Yemen’s Civil War. The bipartisan 56-41 vote marked the first time the Senate has voted to limit U.S. military action. Meanwhile, a House committee debating an upcoming Farm Bill approved a provision to delay a House of Representatives vote on Yemen to next year. While the U.S. has provided weapons and aerial logistics to the Saudis, who use them on Houthi rebels in Yemen, U.N. peace talks have excluded the U.S. or Saudi Arabia. This week, the Houthi and Yemeni governments met in Sweden. They agreed to allow desperately-needed humanitarian routes through Yemen. As many as 100,000 people have died since the conflict began in 2015, including nearly 85,000 children from malnutrition. To discuss, we’re joined by Sheila Carapico, professor of political science and international studies at the University of Richmond.