Biden Kills Bernie's Bid to Stop Yemen War– Thursday Throwdown
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This week in Congress, Bernie Sanders reintroduced a war powers resolution to end US support for the Saudi War on Yemen, which has caused the world’s worst humanitarian crisis. The last time he introduced the bill, the Senate passed it and it was ultimately vetoed by President Trump.
Biden, who attacked Trump for his veto, who campaigned on treating Saudi Arabia as a pariah, who promised to end US support for the war, decided he actually agrees with Trump.
At least we can’t say we’re surprised, as this has become a major theme of his presidency.
At the Intercept, Ryan Grim and Ken Klippenstein obtained White House documents giving the administration’s official stance: “If the resolution were presented to the president, his staff will recommend the President veto it. The stakes are too high.”
That’s right. We are fueling the world’s worst humanitarian crisis, but the stakes are too high to approve a resolution that would end our support for the war. The stakes are too high to end a genocidal war.
Aaron and Katie throw down on the story, exposing Biden’s hypocrisy, Bernie’s weakness, and the power of US war mongering in Yemen which has wooed US presidents since Obama.
It’s our Thursday mini-episode. Let us know in the comments what corporate media monologues, interviews, or anything else you want to see on the next Thursday Throwdown.
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