GOP Defectors Help Senate Pass Pro-Iran Resolution on Yemen

The Democrats control the House, but Republicans control the Senate. You would think that would prevent disasters like this.

Sadly, no.

The RINO/Never Trumper/Washington Post caucus will continue to ensure that the Dems get wins on foreign policy and border insecurity. 

The Senate broke with President Trump on Wednesday over the Saudi-led military campaign in Yemen, paving the way for a veto showdown with the White House.

Senators voted 54-46 to pass a resolution requiring the president to withdraw any troops in or "affecting" Yemen within 30 days unless they are fighting al Qaeda.

GOP Sens. Susan Collins (Maine), Steve Daines (Mont.), Mike Lee (Utah), Lisa Murkowski (Alaska), Jerry Moran (Kan.), Rand Paul (Ky.) and Todd Young(Ind.) voted with Democrats on the resolution. 

Currently the Houthis, an Iranian-backed terror group has the upper hand in Yemen. Their motto is, "Death to America, Death to Israel, Curse the Jews, Victory to Islam".

So they're not our friends.

The Saudis have been doing all the heavy lifting. It's a cheap and easy way for us to keep Iran at bay with minimal risk. And giving control of Yemen to Iran, geographically, is a bad idea. 

The Democrats became the Party of Tehran under Obama. And some Republicans seem determined to follow them.

The resolution still needs to pass the House before it heads to Trump’s desk. Senate supporters believe it could get a vote in the lower chamber as soon as Thursday, paving the way for potentially the first veto of Trump’s presidency.

Wednesday’s vote comes a day before the Senate is likely to also pass a resolution of disapproval blocking Trump’s emergency declaration — setting up a one-two punch that will force the president to reject back-to-back legislation from Capitol Hill.

Collins, Murkowski, Lee, Tillis and Paul will be voting for that one.