by Countable | Updated on 2.12.19
Update - February 13, 2019:
“The President maintains his discretion to decline to act on congressional committee requests when appropriate,” a senior administration official said in a statement. “The U.S. Government will continue to consult with Congress and work to hold accountable those responsible for Jamal Khashoggi’s killing.”
Countable's original story appears below.
“Seeing as the Trump administration has no intention of insisting on full accountability for Mr. Khashoggi’s murderers, it is time for Congress to step in and impose real consequences to fundamentally reexamine our relationship with the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and with the Saudi-led coalition in Yemen.”
“I fully realize we have to deal with bad actors and imperfect situations on the international stage. However, when we lose our moral voice, we lose our strongest asset.”
Do you support the Saudi Arabia Accountability and Yemen Act? Or are you concerned about destabilizing the status-quo with the Saudis? Take action and tell your reps, then share your thoughts below.
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#45 will not make anyone accountable for the brutal death of Kashoogi as he never holds himself accountable for any of his deceitful practices, conspiracy and defiance of our Constitution. Our legislators must then let Saudi Arabia know that we, the people do!
I don’t care how rich they are or how much oil they have. They brutally murdered an American journalist and there needs to be repercussions.
I believe that Republicans and the Trump administration may have also been connected to this murder.
Nope. He was a terrorist. Wishing the Saudis had simply imprisoned him for life.
Yes absolutely I support sanctions against the Saudis and any allies who engage in such horrific atrocities especially when it involves the open butchery of an American citizen. Never mind the shabby and clear pretext that the Crown Prince didn’t know. Whether he knew or not is irrelevant and his government, his people, and his country must pay the price for their actions in this case. The fact that he didn’t know is a problem requiring the same sanctions.
I don't whether we have the right to penalize Saudi Arabia. Having said that we should not be selling arms to a country that thinks it's just fine to cut people they dislike into pieces and discarding them. That's quite hypocritical wouldn't you think.
WHO CARES! This is how they want to run their country. Who are we to tell them what to do.
We need a way to punish Saudi Arabia as a government, but not the citizens who had no say in the matter. Unfortunately, all we have come up with really only effects the common people... not the top 1% in their government.
Murder is not legal anywhere. Just because a country ignores their own laws does not make it right. Treat Putin the same way.
The Saudi Prince, Kim Jong-Un, Vlad Putin, the president of the Philippines are all the dictators that trump wants to align with and he thinks the rule of laws are not meant for him. NOT TO MENTION THAT TRUMP OPENLY COMMITTED TREASON IN HELSINKI
Saudi Arabia has done a lot to the US. Remember 9/11?? Most of the men that flew those planes where from there.
The president’s handling of Kashoggi’s murder has been deplorable. And why isn’t congress speaking up?
The Saudi's have their system of Justice. We don't like it, but we must respect other Nation's right to practice their own Justice.
Democrats don’t give a crap about this man’s death. This is simply an issue they are using to bash Trump.
He was a terrorist supporter
Investigate the Death and disappearance of Saudi Journalist Jamal Khashoggi and/or the disappearance of Saudi that committed crimes in the United States, disappear and end up back in Saudi Arabia, like what happen in OR and other places. They had gotten away with murder. So far 94 journalists and media workers died in targeted killings, bomb attacks and crossfire incidents in 2018. These people put their life's on the line to give you news and information, that will effect you and your family. Most are killed my dictators.
Saudi Arabia should be punished not only for Khashoggi’s death but also for arming the rebels with the weapons they bought from us.
Absolutely yes. We need to stop this murderous and out of control government of Saudi. And should not be a partner to their killings of their own citizens or people from elsewhere ie Yemen.
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From all accounts, including the CIA, this man was clearly behind the Assassination.
There needs to be a penalty for killing an American news reporter. He was here legally and deserves our loyalty. We need to show there is recourse for killing Americans and those we have taken in and accepted as our own.