Senators are now confident that Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman was ‘complicit’ in Jamal Khashoggi’s murder

Jamal Khashoggi crown prince protestJim WATSON / AFP

 

Senators from across party lines on Wednesday announced with a “high level of confidence” that Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman was “complicit” in the brutal killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi in October. Bipartisan senators introduced a measure calling for the crown prince to be “held accountable” for a number of human rights abuses, and put him at the helm of the “abhorrent” plot to execute Khashoggi.  Though the resolution is non-binding, the senators are hoping to spur the government and the international community to punish the crown prince.  The move pins lawmakers against Trump, who has doubled down on his defense of the Saudi crown prince this month, and said the US-Saudi relationship is “paramount” in his decision making.

Senators from across party lines on Wednesday announced with a “high level of confidence” that Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman was “complicit” in the brutal killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi in October.

Senators Marco Rubio (R-FL), Lindsey Graham (R-SC), Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), Ed Markey (D-MA), Todd Young (R-IN), and Chris Coons (D-DE) introduced a measure calling for the crown prince to be “held accountable” for a lengthy list of human rights abuses, including the humanitarian crisis in Yemen, the jailing of Saudi activists without charge, the ruthless detention and extortion of his criticsSee the rest of the story at Business Insider

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