The sale of U.S. weapons has enabled the catastrophic war in Yemen and other Saudi and Emirati human rights abuses for far too long. Yet, while the Obama administration paused some arms sales and repeated bipartisan majorities in Congress voted to block them entirely, the Trump administration has pressed on, welcoming arms lobbyists through the door.
Now, Trump and Pompeo fired the State Department Inspector General investigating the legality of past weapons sales that might expose these deals for what they are: illegal money made from human suffering. There must be repercussions for this corruption of U.S. foreign policy: It is time to end the U.S. role in propping up human rights abusers and an overpowered arms industry.
Add your name to urge Congress enact an immediate, five-year ban on arms sales to Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates.