“Stop the Unconstitutional War in Yemen”: Rep. Ro Khanna on Growing Opposition to U.S.-Backed War

    <a href="http://www.democracynow.org/2017/10/16/stop_the_unconstitutional_war_in_yemen"><img alt="_s1_khanna-yemen-us-war" src="https://www.democracynow.org/images/story/07/39007/w320/_S1_Khanna-Yemen-US-war.jpg" style="float:right; padding-left:5px;" /></a>The U.S.-backed, Saudi-led war and naval blockade in Yemen has sparked a cholera epidemic that has become the largest and fastest-spreading outbreak of the disease in modern world history. There are expected to be a million cases of cholera in Yemen by the end of the year, with at least 600,000 children likely to be affected. The U.S. has been a major backer of the Saudi-led war. But in Washington, opposition to the U.S. support for the Saudi-led war is growing. Lawmakers recently introduced a constitutional resolution to withdraw all U.S. support for the war. In an op-ed for The New York Times, Congressmembers Ro Khanna, Walter Jones and Mark Pocan wrote that they introduced the resolution &#8220;in order to help put an end to the suffering of a country approaching &#39;a famine of biblical proportions.&#39; … We believe that the American people, if presented with the facts of this conflict, will oppose the use of their tax dollars to bomb and starve civilians.&#8221; We speak with Ro Khanna, Democratic congressmember from California.

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