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Kaine Statement On Vote To Override Trump Veto On Yemen War

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Tim Kaine, a member of the Senate Armed Services and Foreign Relations Committees, released the following statement on the impending vote to override President Trump’s veto of the bill to end U.S. support for war in Yemen:

“The Trump Administration’s refusal to provide the Senate with details of the secret transfers of nuclear technology to Saudi Arabia before today’s vote shows there is something they don’t want us to see. A vote against overriding this veto is a vote for continued U.S. involvement in the catastrophic Yemen War, and it signals that it’s okay for Trump to defer to Saudi Arabia over the will of the American people’s representatives.”

Kaine has pressed Energy Secretary Perry and Secretary of State Pompeo for details on the Trump Administration authorizing seven secret transfers of nuclear technology to Saudi Arabia. The Trump Administration has failed to provide information on which companies received approval and whether any of the authorizations took place after the murder of Jamal Khashoggi.